Josh and Rabbi Raquel (Kathryn Hahn) share a moment. (Amazon)

‘Transparent’ Recap 1×6: ‘The Wilderness’

Josh walks into synagogue in the middle of Rabbi Raquel’s Friday night sermon. While I’d ordinarily expect a nice Jewish boy like Josh Pfefferman to know better than to arrive late to Shabbat services, he later explains that this is his first time attending synagogue as an adult, so we can excuse his faux pas this time around. He sits down just in time to hear Raquel sharing the story of the Israelites wandering the desert for 40 years, and how the generation of Jews who had been enslaved in Egypt had to die off before their children could reach the Land of Israel. “It’s only those who are born free,” she explains, “who are born in the wilderness, that get to see the Promised Land.”

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