Religion & Beliefs

OMGWTFBIBLE podcast: Leah Vincent on Joseph and Fractured Families

What happens to families when people push each other away? Read More

By / May 8, 2014

Leah Vincent may be best known for her shocking escape from a restrictive Orthodox community in Cut Me Loose, her leaving-the-fold memoir, but since its release, she’s been working to carve out a space for less traditional approaches to sacred text. In The Forward this week, she wrote about her struggles approaching Jewish scripture and her attempt to reclaim the Shema as a feminist prayer.

This month, Leah stopped by OMGWTFBIBLE to read the continuation of Joseph’s story. Together, we dove into Joseph’s deception of his brothers and discussed what happens to families when people push each other away. Oh, and there were jokes.

At the core of the conversation was the question of whether, sitting on the throne in Egypt, Joseph is hiding himself or is finally living authentically. Listen above to hear our thoughts, then let us know what you think.

The next live recording of OMGWTFBIBLE will be at Beauty Bar at 8:00PM on May 26 and will feature author Michael Malice (Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il).

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.