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Episode 18 - Hershel and the Torah Smash Chanukah Special

Release DATE: December 21, 2022

Walking down the dark, quiet road is Hershel of Ostropol and, what’s this? He’s real?! Not only did this yiddish folklore legend save Chanukah, but he also has so much in common with another character from nerd culture. Find out who in this very special Chanukah episode!


The theme music for Torah Smash! was created by Shawn Fogel. You can check out Shawn's bands and studio work at


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