A Rabbi and a Lawyer Walk Into a Bar

A Rabbi and a Lawyer Walk Into a Bar

Latest Episodes

Ep 28 – No Tachanun
May 19, 2023

Asher describes his meaningful interfaith trip down South to explore African-American history.  Was Shimon Bar Yochai the inspiration for MTG’s Jewish space lasers?  We discuss how the UK’s Chief Rabbi spent his most famous “digital detox,” and how it tur

Ep 27 – Count on Me
April 26, 2023

Jews are in a period of semi-mourning as we count the days of theOmerafter Passover. So its only appropriate that this episode is heavier than most, as we discuss the Holocaust, funerals,yahrtzeits, and plagues. Luckily, Asher infuses his patented o

Ep 26 – Why is This Episode Different From All Other Episodes?
March 31, 2023

Asher explains how to seek and destroy chometz without collateral damage. Its then Seder time. We do a speed round of everything you need to know to keep your participants from becoming too grumpy, and maybe even somewhat engaged. And dont forget to

Ep 25 – Funnye Business
March 28, 2023

With the recent large bank failures, John is excited that banking lawyers are cool again. We then discuss lessons from Nuremberg for the ICC to use against Russian leaders. We are joined by Rabbi Capers Funnye, who leads Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopia

Ep 24 – Purimfest!
March 08, 2023

Having survived the Day of Hate, we discuss our obligation to eradicate Amalek - but dont try that at home. Asher then pivots to the story and mitzvot of Purim, and John describes the parallels between Hamans sons and the Nuremberg defendants. We then

Ep 23 – We’re Number 194!
February 22, 2023

We give thanks to our listeners, who lifted us up to #194among Jewish podcasts, and we ask them to help us beat the Chofetz Chaim at his own game. Speaking of numbers, we unpack the 10 Utterances (not Commandments), and Asher provides some unique insigh

Ep 22 – Remix Podcast
February 06, 2023

We discuss whether Tu BiShvat is a tree hugger holiday or just a Jewish tax day or both as well as the delicious (except for the carob fruit) kabbalistic seder associated with the holiday. Asher then describes his favorite rabbinic dynasty, the Solov

Ep. 21 – Famous Jewish Sports Hero
February 01, 2023

Asher describes his MLK weekend church visits and John aspires to sing with a gospel choir. Speaking of outreach, John eats bagels with a recovering neo-Nazi. We then invite Jeremy Treister to describe his journey from eruv checker to the 21st Maccabiah

Ep 20 – Bonne Année! 
January 12, 2023

John shares some surprising Jewish twists from his European vacation, including an evangelical shofar, German stumbling stones, Pappa Dont Preach at a kosher restaurant, LAs du Fallafel at Le Marais, and so much more! After worrying that John was inv

Ep 19 – Merry Nittel Nacht and Shanah Tovah
December 23, 2022

We start by explaining why Mike Pence tweeted the wrong candelabra. Asher then describeshow Jews can approach the Christmas season, and we then compare the obscure Nittel Nacht observance with Vegas. John explains why the Central Time Zone is such a bu