Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes. Don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter! (Yep, it's different to the Tablet newsletter.)
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Thanks in Advance

Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude

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Mish-Mosh Mashup

Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels

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On Squirrel Hill

Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground

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Ask Unorthodox: Shul Uniforms

A foreigner asks what to wear to synagogue stateside

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Free Your Palate

Ep. 155: Chef David Zilber on fermenting food at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant Noma, and journalist Alix Wall on helping get a Jewish inmate potentially pardoned

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Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Get your tickets for Unorthodox Live, coming to Cleveland Nov. 5th

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Ask Unorthodox: Vegan Torah?

Pondering an alternative to animal-derived parchment for a Torah scroll

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Neighborhood Watch

Ep. 154: ‘93Queen,’ a documentary about Ezras Nashim, founded and staffed by Hasidic women as the first all-female-volunteer ambulance service in New York

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Live From New York, It’s Unorthodox

Coming Oct. 24th to the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

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Birth … Right?

Should a critic of Israeli policies take this free trip to Israel?

 

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Einstein on the Mound

Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay

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Ask Unorthodox: The Goychik Dilemma

How do I tell my parents my boyfriend’s not Jewish?

 

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Texting With Barney Miller

Ep. 152: ‘Barney Miller’ star Hal Linden and Nickelodeon alum Ryan Ochoa, co-star in the intergenerational new film ‘The Samuel Project’

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Ask Unorthodox: If You Get a Possibly Anti-Semitic Email From HR, Do You Report It to HR?

Ripping a Hole in the HR Dept Space-Time Continuum

 

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Farm to Sukkah

Ep. 151: Celebrating the Jewish harvest festival with a visit to etrog farmers in California and etrog sellers on the Upper West Side, plus Jews who fled Europe to become chicken ranchers

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Ask Unorthodox: What Will the Next Generation of Judaism Look Like?

An Unorthodox listener wonders what the future holds for Jewish millennials

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The Apology Episode: 5779 Edition

Episode 150: A viral video villain repents; a recovered addict’s long road to brotherly redemption; and a look at the year’s best and worst public apologies in time for Yom Kippur

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Ask Unorthodox: I Got Bageled!

“To bagel” someone, to spot him or her as a fellow Jew, is the most useful Jewish verb you never knew

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Unorthodox Turns 3!

Ep. 149: Celebrating our podcast milestone with some of our most memorable segments, plus a farm visit with one of our favorite guests

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Ask Unorthodox: Can a ‘Bagel’ Ever Be Wrong?

This week an Unorthodox listener wonders if his family’s unusual use of ‘bagel’ is kosher

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Operation Unorthodox

Ep. 148: ‘Operation Finale’ actor Nick Kroll and director Chris Weitz on bringing the Eichmann capture to the big screen

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Ask Unorthodox: Answering the Stupid Question, ‘What Kind of Jew Are You?’

No, Blair, you don’t have to identify with one particular movement. In fact, it is very Jewish of you not to

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Ask Unorthodox: Carded! Wait, When Did Jews Start Sending New Year’s Cards for Rosh Hashanah?

The Rosh Hashanah holiday card—where did it come from and are you supposed to send one?

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Keeping the Faith

Ep. 147: A Franciscan sister’s first Shabbat dinner; Unorthodox marriage counseling; and a Christian scholar among Jews

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Ask Unorthodox: What Should I Do With My Nazi Memorabilia?

When it comes to Nazi memorabilia and other troubling trinkets, it’s all about how they were obtained.

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Call Us by Your Name

Ep. 146: Novelist André Aciman on life after his much-discussed film adaptation, and journalist Kevin Begos on why we should be drinking ancient Israeli wine

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If I Were a Fiddler

Ep. 145: To celebrate a new all-Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we take a look at the play’s enduring cultural significance, and talk to the actors about learning Yiddish for their roles

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The JAP Show–Live

Ep. 144: Discussing and debating the Jewish American Princess stereotype with Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman, Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh, and Jewish Women’s Archive director Judith Rosenbaum at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

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Ask Unorthodox: I’m a Catholic-Raised Atheist Who Feels Deeply Jewish. Should I convert? Would I Be Accepted?

After years spent pining for some yiddishkeit, one woman contemplates a big decision

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