The Garden of Eden and Why Lotto Winners Go Bankrupt (With Something About Mike Rowe From Dirty Jobs)

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Let's talk about the Garden of Eden, why lotto winners almost always go bankrupt, the Near Eastern concept of heaven, and why Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs is an accidental theologian. Heaven In the book Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the … [Continue reading]

Parsha Shelach – You Have Courage


Have you ever came up with an idea that you thought would be terrific and everyone you talked to told you not to do it? This is a common story with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. They too were told that is was too … [Continue reading]

Is Going To Starbucks A Spiritual Act? (Plus Drag Queens, Ponchos and Tents)

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Three things to talk about here. First, let's talk about clothes...what they communicate about who you are, what your life is about, and what you think of yourself and the world around you. And RuPaul. Then we'll talk about a tent in the wilderness. … [Continue reading]

Parsha Behaalotecha – Miriam and Intermarriage


In this week's parsha of Behaalotecha (don't ask me to pronounce it) we have Miriam being given a severe punishment. ¬†Her 'crime' was chastising Moses for his treatment of his wife, Tzipporah. ¬†Tzipporah had given Moses two sons (Gershom and … [Continue reading]

Rabbi Patrick Exposed! Join us for a Reddit AMA with Rabbi Patrick

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"Why don't you write anymore?" "What's next at PunkTorah?" "Are you going on tour again? When? Where?" "How come Darshan Yeshiva costs money?" "Are you still a punk?" You've got questions. I've got answers Join me on Reddit Friday, June 12th … [Continue reading]