This week on Unorthodox: The Bar Refaeli baby watch begins, and Mel Gibson returns (shudder).
Our Jewish guest is painter Archie Rand, whose new book, The 613, is the culmination of his most ambitious project yet: painting visual representations of each of Judaism’s 613 mitzvot, or commandments. He tells us about his career-long exploration of Jewish themes, his controversial 1974 murals on the walls of Congregation B’nei Yosef in Brooklyn, and why he doesn’t like talking to painters about art.
Our Gentile of the Week is Catherine Burns, the longtime artistic director of the hit storytelling series The Moth. Her question to the panel is about Jewish burial traditions, and, characteristically, takes the form of a story.
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