The Rabbi and the Revolutionary

Ep. 203: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari, live from Stamford, Connecticut

November 14, 2019

This week on Unorthodox, we’re coming to you from Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut. Our Jewish guest is Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of more than 15 books, including the recently updated and reissued Words That Hurt, Words That Heal. Rabbi Telushkin tells us about the most common types of questions he fields as a rabbi, why he’s so interested in Jewish laws of ethical speech, and what he learned from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Our gentile of the week is Farooq Kathwari, CEO of the Ethan Allen furniture company and author of Trailblazer: From the Mountains of Kashmir to the Summit of Global Business and Beyond. He tells us about his childhood in Kashmir, his interfaith work on the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, and why it feels perfectly right to be an immigrant at the helm of a famous furniture company named after a Revolutionary War hero.

Come see us on tour!

November 14 – Margate, New Jersey: Book talk
November 17 – Cincinnati: Unorthodox live show
November 20 – Dresher, Pennsylvania: Book talk
November 21 – New York: Book talk
November 22 – New York: Shabbat book talk
December 5 – Port Washington, New York: Book talk
December 6-7 – Encinitas, California: An Unorthodox Shabbat and Unorthodox live show
December 9 – Phoenix: Unorthodox live show
December 15 – New Haven, Connecticut: Brunch and book talk
December 19 – St. Louis: Book event

Copies of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia will be sold and signed at each event. Like the book? Leave us a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

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