Unorthodox

The Dating Option

Episode 101: The team behind ‘Soon By You,’ a web series about dating while modern Orthodox, and Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option

August 17, 2017


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We’re #blessed with three Jewish guests this week: Leah Gottfried, Jessica Schechter, and Danny Hoffman, the team behind the popular web series Soon By You, which depicts the dating drama of young modern-Orthodox Manhattanites. They tell us about their worst dates, how they differ from their on-screen personas, and the relationship roadblocks specific to the observant community, like disagreement about making aliyah.

Our gentile of the week is Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. He tells us why we would all be better off living in cloistered communities given the fragmentation and atomization of religious life in America today and poses an interesting question for us: whether we believe Jewish culture can endure without religion.

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