The Portion

By Aaron Roller

"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 friendly, but not afraid to delve into the wealth of Jewish wisdom and interpretation. Guests may join to offer their takes on the portion as well.

  1. 1.
    Ki Tisa: Worse Than A Slippery Slope
    26:13
  2. 2.
    Tetzaveh: Eternal Flame
    8:30
  3. 3.
    Trumah: Let's Build Something Together
    25:42
  4. 4.
    Mishpatim: What is Justice?
    22:49
  5. 5.
    Yitro: Delegation & Revelation
    29:45
  6. 6.
    Beshalach: The Circuitous Path to Freedom
    24:00
  7. 7.
    Bo: Free & Flexible
    23:26
  8. 8.
    Vaera: Age of Miracles
    27:49
  1. 9.
    Shemot: The Making of Moshe
    24:02
  2. 10.
    Vayechi: Lessons Before Dying
    29:19
  3. 11.
    Vayigash: Down to Egypt
    32:43
  4. 12.
    Miketz: Sibling Rivalry
    32:08
  5. 13.
    Vayeshev: Up and Down and Up Again
    21:44
  6. 14.
    Vayishlach: Inner Demons/Outer Angels
    32:39
  7. 15.
    Vayetze: Super Duper or Super Duped?
    28:35
  8. 16.
    Toldot: Thanksgiving in Be'er Sheva
    34:04
  9. 17.
    Chayei Sara: The Devil Made Them Do It - Featuring Alan Sufrin & Miriam Brosseau
    30:28
  10. 18.
    Vayera: Ties that Bind
    27:50
  11. 19.
    Lech Lecha: The Trials of Abraham
    37:50
  12. 20.
    Noach: Fruit of the Vine
    32:33
  13. 21.
    Vezot Habracha: And This Is It
    37:47
  14. 22.
    Ha'azinu: A Song in Our Hearts
    41:26
  15. 23.
    Vayelech: Standing at the Tent
    30:30
  16. 24.
    Nitzavim: Still Standing
    35:52
  17. 25.
    Ki Tavo: Declarations of Dependence (on G-d)
    29:51
  18. 26.
    Ki Teitzei: Sins & Sons
    52:11
  19. 27.
    Shoftim: Magic & Monarchy
    41:02
  20. 28.
    Re'eh: Meat Me in Jerusalem
    36:02
  21. 29.
    Eikev: Covenant & Caring
    37:11
  22. 30.
    Vaetchanan: Words of Wisdom
    30:00
  23. 31.
    Devarim: Old Deuteronomy Express
    36:14
  24. 32.
    Matot-Masei: End of the Desert - Featuring Esther Honig
    53:24
  25. 33.
    Pinchas: Peace of Mind - Featuring Rabbi Gil Perl
    44:30
  26. 34.
    Balak: Deep Confusion - Featuring Rav Judah Mischel
    28:49
  27. 35.
    Chukat: Law & Loss - Featuring Rabbi Yisroel Serebrowski
    40:17
  28. 36.
    Korach: Rebellion (Lies)
    47:12
  29. 37.
    Shlach: Spies Like Us?
    37:12
  30. 38.
    Beha'alotcha: It's Downhill From Here
    49:11
  31. 39.
    Nasso: Blessings & Betrayals
    33:14
  32. 40.
    Bamidbar: Welcome to the Desert of the Real
    43:23
  33. 41.
    Bechukotai: Punishment or Consequence
    50:47
  34. 42.
    Behar: Jubilee Jews
    37:28
  35. 43.
    Emor: Priestly Perfection?
    43:59
  36. 44.
    Kedoshim: A Floor, Not a Ceiling
    38:31
  37. 45.
    Acharei Mot: Holiest Man, Holiest Day, Holiest Place
    50:58
  38. 46.
    Metzora: A Bird in the Hand
    39:11
  39. 47.
    Tazria: Spiritual Sickness
    45:26
  40. 48.
    Shmini: Holiness & Horror
    44:25
  41. 49.
    Tzav: Trust the Process
    50:25
  42. 50.
    VaYikra: Barbecue for G-d?
    48:14

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