Rappers and Rabbis Episode 9: Why is Idol Worship Bad?

Posted by Bible Raps on March 7, 2018
Topics: Rappers and Rabbis, Bereishit (Genesis), Lech Lecha


The whole gang +1 are here. And that +1 says “1+1=1” because his name is Ephryme and he rappeth divine mathematics. In this episode, we all make different arguments as to the moral inferiority of Idol Worship. And in doing so we all explain what we mean when we say ‘idol,’ and why it is problematic. Ephryme, after laying in the cut, comes out swinging with a louisville slugger showing us so-called Monotheists have Idols of God too! Matt promises to try to see the Shekina and Hashem as 1.

“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.

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