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?

Click here to purchase the book.

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.