We brush up on Shmuel's reasons to hate kings, listen to him brag about not being a jerk, name a sheyd, make folk etymologies about a coronation party at Gilgal, and sneak a Degrassi reference in there. Also, in more serious news, we discuss our preferences for positive vs negative mitzvot and compare commandments to perennial queer discourse.
Check out Xai, How Are You? a queer Talmud podcast hosted by Xava de Cordova, which we like. Lulav references the Bartimaeus Sequence, a series of young adult novels which she liked a lot when she read it approximately 15 years ago. Also, here's the Jewish demon story that Jaz was talking about where a sheyd tricks King Solomon.
This episode carries content warnings for eye trauma (24:06) and animal violence (24:37).
This week's reading is Samuel I 11:14–12:22. Next week's reading is Judges 11:1-33.
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