Posts by Peretz Chein

EP 10: Chabad Rabbis #MeToo

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A month ago Rabbi Avremi Zippel son of the Chabad Rabbi in Salt Lake City, Utah, and today himself a young Chabad Rabbi there, publicly shared how he was sexually abused from the age of 8 to 18.

His story, published in Utah’s Desert News created tremendous waves, and I am personally moved to speak with him in our latest podcast.

Our conversation explores deeper nuances of what he experienced and its aftermath. 

Summary:
– Shame is a severe, if not worse, than the abuse itself.
The change I want to effect.
– The intersection between Judaism and sexual abuse.

Read Rabbi Zippel’s detailed story as published in Utah’s Desert News here.

EP 9: A Transgender Life

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Guest:
Joy Ladin, professor at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, and an award winning author and poet.

Host:
Peretz

Summary:
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Living without being seen.
The similarity between transgender and becoming religious.
– Being accepting of transgender when tradition seems to reject it.

EP 8: Author of “To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel”

Guest:
Jonathan Neumann, author of, “To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel.”

Host:
Peretz

Summary:
– Judaism has become a slave to liberal politics.
– Traditional Judaism has failed to create a redemptive vision.
– The book is very blunt and harsh, why?

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EP 7: A Secular Jew’s Support of Religious Organizations, and a Few Words on Wealth

Guest:
Chairman of a Fortune 500 Company

Host:
Peretz

Summary:
– From believing in public school and rejecting parochial school, to supporting Jewish Day Schools.
– “Jewish continuity is important to me, why it’s important I can’t tell you.”
– The challenges of wealth.  

EP 6: The Antidote to Narcissism: Investment

When Chanie and I married, 19 years ago today, the 11th of Shevat, we were committed to living our lives together and raising our future family as Shluchim (emissaries) of the Rebbe. In simpler terms that meant to be wholly dedicated to positively impact the lives of individuals and the world. It also meant to do…

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