This week on Unorthodox, Bieber fever literally sends an Israeli woman into labor.

Our guest this week is comedian and writer H. Alan Scott, who was raised Mormon in St. Louis and converted to Judaism when he was 31. He’s preparing for his bar mitzvah by immersing himself in Jewish life and culture, and it’s all being chronicled in Latter Day Jew, a documentary by Aliza Rosen. H. Alan tells us about coming out to his Mormon family, how cancer jumpstarted his conversion to Judaism, and his deep love of The Golden Girls.

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Latter Day Jew, a film by Aliza Rosen from Latter Day Jew on Vimeo.