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Jewish Things You’re Afraid to Ask About | Episode 35

You know you have them – questions about Judaism that you don’t feel comfortable asking your Jewish friends or family. Wellnever fear – in this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly goes there for you. Give a listen as she asks Ezra the personal, the awkward and the curious things you want to know about Jewish customs. Ezra and Carly will cover: 

  • The kosher diet 
  • Circumcision 
  • Jewish thoughts about tattoos 
  • The Ultra-Orthodox look” – the beards, the hair, the tassels 

Along the way 

This is a fascinating discussion about Jewish things you may have thought seemed odd, or differentDuring the conversation, you’ll gain a deeper understanding about  

  • God’s laws making scientific sense 
  • His setting apart the Jewish people as His own 
  • Where the kosher tradition of never mixing dairy and meat comes from 
  • Why some Messianic Jews eat kosher while others don’t 
  • Why the eighth day for circumcision 
  • Where the name Hebrew came from 
  • What circumcision of the heart means 
  • What Ezra’s analogy of “concentric fences” has to do with Jewish people and the Law 
  • An encouragement to look deeper at the intention behind what may seem to be weird traditions of Jewish people 

Words you might learn in this episode 

Torah, kashrut, Yitzhak, Ebritchazaqpeiyespeyot, tzitzit 


Scriptures referenced in this episode 

Exodus 23:19, Deuteronomy 9:6, Leviticus 11, Exodus 4:24–26, Genesis 17:10–14, Genesis 15, Romans 11:29, 1 Corinthians 7:17–24, 1 Corinthians 7:19, Deuteronomy 10:16, Leviticus 19:28, Romans 5:1, Romans 3:25, 1 Corinthians 5:21, Acts 15:1–29, Matthew 15:24, Leviticus 19:27, Numbers 15:37–41, Matthew 5:17, Romans 3:23, Hebrews 10:10, John 4:42 




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