Religion & Beliefs

OMGWTFBIBLE: Y-Love on Facebook’s “Real Name” Policy, God’s Omniscience, and Exodus

“The idea of a god of judgement exclusively… that god-view doesn’t fit. It’s incongruous with everything classical scripture says.” Read More

By / October 2, 2014

Y-Love is an international rap star who seamlessly blends Judaism, Hebrew, English, and Aramaic into his music. So he was the perfect person to help OMGWTFBIBLE host David Tuchman come up with creative new ways to read Parshat Va’era, the second portion in Exodus.

In this first part of the reading, Y-Love dropped some serious knowledge about how Facebook’s been penalizing people not using their legal names on their profiles (which they kinda-sorta fixed today) and about the Hebrew word “Vayikach”. Check it all out below!

Note: Y-Love sang at the live show. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to record his music well enough to share it online, so it’s been edited out of the podcast. All the more reason to come to the live show if you live in New York. You never know what you’ll miss!

David Tuchman translated the Tanakh as a comedy and called it OMGWTFBIBLE. Each month on his podcast, he calls up a different guest to read as many chapters of OMGWTFBIBLE as they can while they both make fun of it.

Jewcy is the proud (internet) co-host of OMGWTFBIBLE. Read more about the project here, and listen to previous episodes here.

Check back here in a week for the next installment of OMGWTFBIBLE. David will be reading the next live show with Rishe Groner at Beauty Bar on October 27!

Related: Hip Hop Artist Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan Discusses Being Black, Gay, and Jewish

(Image: Schneur Menaker via Wikipedia Commons)