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Ep. 215: The ‘Soon By You’ cast returns, plus cantorial student Jacob Sandler and an unexpected update on an apology story

By Unorthodox|February 13, 2020 12:00 AM

This week, we’re celebrating secular Tu B’Av [1], aka Valentine’s Day. The creators of the stars of Soon By You [2], the popular web series that’s basically Friends with modern Orthodox Jews, return to the show [3] to update us on their latest season, deciding to take on controversial issues like LGBT dating in the religious world, and what it’s like to write and star in a show about singles now that they’re married [4].

Cantorial student Jacob Sandler [5] joins us to teach us how to bring more life info synagogue services, and leads us in a rousing rendition of “Adon Olam,” set to a Backstreet Boys song.

And finally, very few things leave all three of us speechless, but this update from contributor Hal Karp [6] truly blew us away. We hope you enjoy listening.

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Come see us on tour [9]!

Feb. 20 – New York City: Stephanie in conversation with authors Goldie Goldbloom and Abby Chava Stein [10]
Feb. 26 – Naples, Florida: Book talk with Stephanie and Mark [11]
March 6 – Amherst, Massachusetts: Stephanie @ Yiddish Book Center [12]
March 12 – Boca Raton, Florida: Book talk with Stephanie and Liel [13]
March 17 – Long Island, New York: Book talk with Stephanie [14]
March 19 – Virginia Beach, Virginia: Unorthodox live show [15]

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