Rabba Yaffa Epstein makes hip hop history as she raps the first love poem ever: “Bone of my Bone, Flesh of my flesh…” A contentious discussion over Rabbi Samuel Hirsch’s commentary notes that Eve is more pure than Adam, because Adam is refined dirt and Eve is refined flesh. Rabbi AdAm Mayer and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky flank Rabba Yaffa for “Feminist of the Episode” Award, while Bar lets his song about his wife do the talking.
“Rappers & Rabbis” is hosted by Rapper Matt Bar, Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Rabbi AdAm Mayer and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky. Join us every two weeks for a lively hip hop havruta-style Torah conversation with a rotating cast of Pardes alumni and holy MCs. Each episode is framed by a question with metaphysical ramifications, such as “Why did God create the snake?” Or “Can Rabba Yaffa Epstein rap?” See https://elmad.pardes.org/topic/rappers-and-rabbis/ to listen to more episodes in the series.