On each episode of Verses, we select a song from the Broadway canon and match it with a selection from the Biblical canon, putting the texts in conversation with one another.
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Not PublishedRachel K Finegold274 ViewsJanuary 31, 2023
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Humans in Eden + "The Apple Tree"
Did it really start with an apple tree? And what was it like for Adam to see this brand new world? This episode pairs the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden and the 1966 show "The Apple Tree" with its song "Beautiful World”.
Rachel K Finegold371 ViewsNovember 3, 2022Adam and Eve
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Creation and Light + "Color and Light"
With the launch of Season 2 the spotlight falls on God, the Ultimate Artist! Join Rachel and Anita as they explore "Color and Light" from Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" and the opening lines of Bereshit, when God creates the universe and made order out of chaos.
Rachel K Finegold400 ViewsMay 30, 2022Light,Creation,Creativity
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Leaving Egypt + "Anatevka"
Not PublishedRachel K Finegold313 ViewsMarch 17, 2021
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"Feeling Good" + The Exodus From Egypt
Not PublishedRachel K Finegold291 ViewsMarch 24, 2022
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"Why We Tell the Story" + Haggadah
You know the old saying that God made humans because God likes stories? Tune in for this episode as hosts Rabba Rachel and Anita Silvert kick off a special Passover mini-series with "Why we tell the Story" from Once on This Island paired with a text from Exodus.
Rachel K Finegold338 ViewsMarch 7, 2022Exodus,Haggadah,Storytelling
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Abrahamic Hospitality + "Blankets and Bedding"
How do you make someone feel truly welcomed? When a stranger shows up, sent by fate, whether in Gander on 9/11 or with Abraham in the bible, these people know how to make a guest feel at home.
Rachel K Finegold541 ViewsMarch 1, 2021Abraham,Rebecca,Hospitality
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The Beginnings of the Exodus + "I Heard Someone Crying"
Do you notice those suffering around you? Do you pay attention and ask how to help? Listen to this episode of Verses, which matches The Secret Garden's "I Hear Someone Crying" and the story of Moses at the Burning Bush.
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Moses Kills the Egyptian + "Who Am I?"
When standing up for justice means putting your own life in danger and forcing you to flee, Anita and Rabba Rachel discuss the complexities of personal identity in the life of Moses and the character of Jean Valjean.
Rachel K Finegold1174 ViewsNovember 28, 2021Murder,Justice,Moses
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Lech L'cha + "Into the Woods"
Rachel K Finegold559 ViewsNovember 2, 2021
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