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Parshat Shemini is a bluegrass song about kosher animals!

The music in Shemini is so catchy that you’ll be singing it in the shower for the rest of the year. Just warning you. From dead priests to unkosher feasts, Shemini has got it going on. A great big tip of the matador’s hat to Sephardic indie rock outfit DeLeon for the writing and performance.


Gratitude for the Parshat Shemini Video

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 26 from Parshat Shemini (שְּׁמִינִי “eighth” Leviticus 9:1–11:47). Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site or on our YouTube channel!

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Shemini including Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Liesje Kraai, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, and Dan Saks. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) animated series.

Did you know that G-dcast has changed our name to BimBam?

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