The Portion

The Portion

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“The Portion” is a podcast where Aaron Roller, a curious Orthodox Jew, sits down with his brother-in-law, Rabbi Jonathan Bienenfeld, to discuss the portion of the Torah that is read each week by Jews around the world. The conversation is informal and


Balak: Deep Confusion - Featuring Rav Judah Mischel
Jul 17 • 28 min
A discussion about Parshat Balak.
Chukat: Law & Loss - Featuring Rabbi Yisroel Serebrowski
Jul 11 • 40 min
A discussion about Parshat Chukat.
Korach: Rebellion (Lies)
Jul 3 • 47 min
A discussion about Parshat Korach.
Shlach: Spies Like Us?
Jun 27 • 37 min
A discussion about Parshat Shlach.
Beha’alotcha: It’s Downhill From Here
Jun 20 • 49 min
A discussion about Parshat Beha’alotcha.
Nasso: Blessings & Betrayals
Jun 13 • 33 min
A discussion about Parshat Nasso.
Bamidbar: Welcome to the Desert of the Real
Jun 6 • 43 min
A discussion about Parshat Bamidbar.
Bechukotai: Punishment or Consequence
May 30 • 50 min
A discussion about Parshat Bechukotai.
Behar: Jubilee Jews
May 23 • 37 min
A discussion about Parshat Behar.
Emor: Priestly Perfection?
May 15 • 43 min
A discussion about Parshat Emor.
Kedoshim: A Floor, Not a Ceiling
May 9 • 38 min
A conversation about Parshat Kedoshim
Acharei Mot: Holiest Man, Holiest Day, Holiest Place
May 2 • 50 min
A discussion about Parshat Acharei Mot.
Metzora: A Bird in the Hand
Apr 11 • 39 min
A discussion about Parshat Metzora.
Tazria: Spiritual Sickness
Apr 4 • 45 min
A discussion of Parshat Tazria.
Shmini: Holiness & Horror
Mar 28 • 44 min
A discussion of Parshat Shmini.
Tzav: Trust the Process
Mar 20 • 50 min
A discussion about Parshat Tzav.
VaYikra: Barbecue for G-d?
Mar 14 • 48 min
A discussion about Parshat VaYikra.
Pekudei LIVE: Creative Accounting
Mar 6 • 34 min
A discussion about Parshat Pekudei.
VaYakhel: Rinse & Repeat
Feb 28 • 43 min
A discussion about Parshat VaYakhel.
Ki Tisa: Evil Eyes & Golden Calves
Feb 21 • 56 min
A discussion about Parshat Ki Tisa.
Tetzaveh: The Clothes Make the Man
Feb 13 • 42 min
A conversation about Parshat Tetzaveh.
Trumah: Symbolism in the Resting Place
Feb 5 • 41 min
A discussion of Parshat Trumah.
Mishpatim: Laws of the Land
Jan 31 • 48 min
A discussion about Parshat Mishpatim.
Yitro: Advice From Your Father-In-Law
Jan 24 • 46 min
A discussion about Parshat Yitro.
Beshalach: Singing Songs for Splitting Seas
Jan 16 • 50 min
A discussion about Parshat Beshalach.
Bo: Last Night in Egypt
Jan 10 • 50 min
A discussion about Parshat Bo.
Va’Era: Blood in the Water
Jan 3 • 48 min
A discussion of Parshat Va’Era.
Shmot: Take Off Your Shoes
Dec 27, 2018 • 61 min
A discussion about Parshat Shmot.
VaYechi: The End of Genesis
Dec 19, 2018 • 48 min
A conversation about Parshat VeYechi.
VaYigash: Reunion
Dec 13, 2018 • 45 min
A conversation about Parshat VaYigash.
Miketz: No Background Check
Dec 6, 2018 • 48 min
A conversation about Parshat Miketz.
VaYeshev: Joseph vs. Judah
Nov 29, 2018 • 47 min
Welcome to our discussion of Parshat VaYeshev, where selling your sibling into slavery is the nicest of three options. In the episode, we discuss Joseph and Judah as presenting two different types of leadership and the ways each of them have to grow…
VaYishlach: Actual Angels
Nov 22, 2018 • 53 min
A conversation about Parshat VeYishlach.
VaYetze: Love at First Sight?
Nov 15, 2018 • 48 min
A conversation about Parshat VaYetze.
Toldot: It Was My Evil Twin
Nov 7, 2018 • 45 min
A conversation about Parshat Toldot.
Chayei Sara: Running Away With the Circus
Oct 31, 2018 • 44 min
A conversation about Parshat Chayei Sara
Yayera: Justice & Judgement
Oct 25, 2018 • 55 min
A conversation about Parshat Vayera
Lech Lecha: Leave Home
Oct 17, 2018 • 38 min
A talk show about the weekly Torah portion.
Noach: Diving right in!
Oct 11, 2018 • 52 min
Diving into the weekly Torah portion