This week on Unorthodox: kosher marijuana, the great bagel-scooping debate, and one very WASPy cardigan.

Our Jewish guest is Bethany Mandel, a freelance writer and the author of the Convert Bill of Rights, which she wrote after learning she was one of the victims of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s widespread mikveh spying (the D.C.-based Orthodox rabbi was sentenced in May 2015 to 6 1/2 years in prison for filming more than 150 women, many of them converts to Judaism, using the ritual bath).

Our Gentile of the Week is Rand Cooper—novelist, Commonweal contributor, and late-onset fatherhood chronicler—who asks the panel the ever important question, “Is Jewdar real?”

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