S2 EP6 | Purim - Beyond the Partying

Episode 6 March 08, 2022 00:27:48
S2 EP6 | Purim - Beyond the Partying
A Jew and a Gentile Discuss
S2 EP6 | Purim - Beyond the Partying
/

Show Notes

“I’ll take Purim for 800, Alex.” There’s meaning to every holiday, but sometimes it gets lost behind its symbols and traditions. Listen to this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, and you might even ace a Purim category on Jeopardy. From ooos and boos, noisemakers and baked goods, to the threat of destruction and profound deliverance, Purim has it all.

Join Carly and Ezra as they discuss the story, meaning and traditions of Purim – one of the most festive Jewish holidays on the calendar. You’ll hear:

Along the Way The conversation leads to all kinds of fun facts and meaningful insights, including:

• How rabbinical tradition gauges “celebrating well”

• The most common Purim tradition

• The saying that evolved into “the whole enchilada”

• Why retelling stories is a part of so many Jewish holidays

• A traditional, ancient Jewish curse (not that we endorse it) and what it has to do with Purim celebrations

• The historical pattern of “intended annihilation” followed by great deliverance of the Jewish people

• What “ears” have to do with Purim’s most famous baked treat

• The super-surprising number of times God is mentioned in the book of Esther

• God’s miraculous fingerprints all over the Purim story

 

Words You Might Learn in This Episode

Gragger, Megillah, Megillat Esther, pur, Purim, Hadassah, chag, Chag Purim, tsum, Tsum Esther, hamantaschen, oznei Haman, mohntaschen

Scriptures Referenced in This Episode

Esther 3:7, Esther 7:1–6, Esther 4:14, Esther 4:15–16, Jeremiah 25:11–12, Daniel 12:11, Luke 22:49–51

 

Previous Episodes Mentioned

Episode 26 – Why Purim is Such a Party

 

Watch the Hamantaschen Taste Test Video on YouTube

Ezra and Carly will be trying a popular Purim dessert blindfolded and on video so you can get their great reactions! Let’s see who can guess the flavor of the treats. Carly’s 0 for 2 in their holiday food taste tests. Can she beat Ezra this time?

◦◦◦

Other Important Stuff

May 2-8 is the 2022 Bless Israel 5K. Walk or run “with us” to show your support for Israel and the Jewish people in the 2nd annual Bless Israel Virtual 5K. Learn more on our website and register today!

Win Free Coffee. Enter our monthly drawing at www.ajewandagentilediscuss.org, and you could win a free bag of some of the finest Ethiopian coffee in the world from Lost Tribes Coffee Co.

Do you like what you hear? You know, the only way we can continue providing these engaging conversations is through listener support. So, if you like tuning in to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, would you consider supporting the podcast with a financial gift? Any amount – small or large – helps. Thanks!

Subscribe. You can subscribe to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

Watch us on YouTube and subscribe there to help grow the channel. Share. Don’t keep us all to yourself! Share the podcast with people you know. Leaving a review will also help spread the word about the podcast.

Follow and Engage. Keep up with us by following and engaging with us on social media under the handle A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. Ask and Comment. We’d love to hear from you! Please leave us feedback or send in your questions for us to consider for future episodes. This podcast is a production of Jewish Voice Ministries International.

Other Episodes

Episode 26

February 16, 2021 00:27:09
Episode Cover

S1 EP26 | Why Purim is Such a Party

What do costume parties and Bible reading have in common? What about plays and partying? Dice and triangle-shaped cookies? Why, Purim, of course! See how this crazy combination of elements comes together in one of the most fun and happy holidays of the Jewish year. ...

Listen

Episode 49

July 27, 2021 00:32:10
Episode Cover

S1 EP49 | Mixed Marriages – Love and Marriage With special guests Aaron and Maria Baer

How do a Jewish boy and a Catholic girl fall in love and get married? And once they do, then what? In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk with Aaron and Maria Baer to hear the story of their mixed marriage and how they make it work. Aaron is the president of the Center for Christian Virtue based in Columbus, Ohio, and was a guest early on in J&G’s inaugural season to talk about Jewish Believers in Politics. Maria is a prolific freelance writer, stay-at-home mom and fellow podcaster. Want a Free Bag of Amazing Coffee? Enter our monthly drawing at www.ajewandagentilediscuss.org, and you could win a free bag of some of the finest Ethiopian coffee in the world from Lost Tribes Coffee Co. Do you like what you hear? You know, the only way we can continue providing these engaging conversations is through listener support. So, if you like tuning in to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, would you consider supporting the podcast with a financial gift? Any amount – small or large – helps. Thanks! Want more discussions more conveniently? You can subscribe to A Jew and A Gentile Discuss wherever you get your podcasts. Sharing: It’s nice Don’t keep us all to yourself! Share the podcast with people you know. Let them in on these exciting conversations, and spark some of your own discussions among friends. Leaving a review about A Jew and A Gentile Discuss will also help spread the word to others about the podcast. Follow and Engage Keep up with us by following and engaging with us on social media under the handle A Jew and A Gentile Discuss. Do you ...

Listen

Episode 2

September 07, 2020 00:48:24
Episode Cover

S1 EP2 | Misconceptions Jews Have About Christians

A little understanding goes a long way. Christians may be surprised at the meaning that some of their everyday Christian words and symbols can carry for the average Jewish person. In this episode of A Jew & A Gentile Discuss, Ezra grills Carly with some common misconceptions Jewish people have about Christians. Throughout the conversation, they reveal some ways Christians may be unknowingly shutting down or offending a Jewish person. When we – on both sides – seek understanding, we can have meaningful conversations with each other. It’s Carly’s turn to be on the hot seat while Ezra asks her to address many misconceptions, such as: Christians can bless Israel and still believe that Jewish people don’t need the Gospel/Jesus because they have their own way. If a Christian befriends a Jewish person, it’s only to convert them. The image of the cross and what it represents are inherently threatening to a Jewish person Christians worship three gods, whereas Jewish people worship only one The Church is inherently anti-Semitic Christians have their own Bible Christian Zionism sees Jews as pawns on an End-Time chessboard He also asks Carly to answer a few questions Jewish people have of Christians: Why do Christians want to use Jewish symbols – such as the Star of David, prayer shawls, chanukiahs, and the Israeli flag? What’s the biggest misperception people have of you as a Christian? They discuss what it means to bless someone and give insight into how Jewish people typically interpret words like “convert,” “cross,” and “become a Christian.” They also bring up tips for engaging in meaningful conversations with Jewish friends and family with sensitivity and a Bible-reading challenge to listeners. Words you might learn – or gain new insight about – in this ...

Listen