This week on Unorthodox, Bar Refaeli has a baby!
Our Jewish guests are 20-year-old identical twins Jack and David Cahn, who made New York City headlines with a controversial student government race while at Stuyvesant High School in 2013. Now, the yarmulke-clad wunderkinds are students at the University of Pennsylvania and have written a book called When Millennials Rule, in which they interview members of their young cohort across the country about politics and social issues. They tell us how to prepare for the takeover of the millennials, what they think of each political party, and which twin is better at chess.
Our Gentile of the Week* is Gaura Vani, who was born in Los Angeles to parents living as monks in a Hare Krishna temple (*his parents were Jewish before becoming Hare Krishna in the ’60s). When he was 6 years old, he began studying at a traditional temple school in Vrindavan, India, where he learned to play Indian instruments and chant mantras. He now performs Mantra Music, which is based on Kirtan, an ancient call-and-response devotional practice. He tells us about growing up Hare Krishna, how he feels about the melding of cultural practices (like combining Jewish ritual with Eastern practice), and leads us in a chant. You can join him at Chant4Change on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8, 2016.
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