Kasher vs. Kasher – About
Two brothers, a rabbi and a comedian, try to figure out how to do Judaism during a pandemic. See if you can figure out who’s who. Hosted by Moshe & David Kasher.
David KasherHost of Kasher vs Kasher
Rabbi David Kasher grew up bouncing back and forth between the Bay Area and Brooklyn, hippies and Hassidim – and has been trying to synthesize these two worlds ever since. After graduating from college at Wesleyan University in 1998, he studied for several years in yeshivot in Israel before heading off to rabbinical school at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York. He was ordained there in 2007, and returned to Northern California, where he completed a doctoral degree at Berkeley Law. He has served on the faculty of Berkeley Law, the Wexner Heritage Program, Reboot, and BINA: The Secular Yeshiva, and also taught courses at Pardes, SVARA, The Hartman Institute, AJR and HUC.
Rabbi Kasher is a teacher of nearly all forms of classical Jewish literature, but his greatest passion is Torah commentary, and he spent five years producing the weekly ParshaNut blog and podcast exploring the riches of the genre. In 2018, he began work as an Associate Rabbi at IKAR, a non-denominational spiritual community in Los Angeles, where he now teaches a weekly parsha class and has a new parsha podcast called, ‘Best Book Ever.’ He just published his first book, ParshaNut: 54 Journeys Into the World of Torah Commentary.
Moshe KasherHost of Kasher vs Kasher
Moshe Kasher has written for several films, series, and specials including Betty for HBO, Little America for Apple, Wet Hot American Summer for Netflix, Another Period, the Comedy Central Roasts for Comedy Central, and ZOOLANDER 2. Last year, Moshe and his wife Natasha Leggero released a three-part comedy special for Netflix, “The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special” – based off of their wildly successful podcast entitled The Endless Honeymoon. He also co-hosted the popular podcast The Champs and is the host of The Hound Tall Discussion Series on the Nerdist Network.
Additionally, Moshe can be seen in his 2017 Comedy Central talk show, Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Named one of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch,” he makes frequent appearances on This Is Not Happening and Drunk History and has also appeared on the series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Kasher has also had roles on Portlandia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The League, Shameless, Maron, Garfunkel and Oates, and The New Normal.
Earlier in his career, Moshe wrote the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 and had his first Netflix special debut – Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland.