Unorthodox

Into the Woods

This week on Unorthodox, a Hudson Valley rabbi brings his congregation outdoors

December 1, 2016


This week on Unorthodox, we do not mention He Who Shall Not Be Named. Not even once.

Our Jewish guest is Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek, spiritual leader at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, whose personal mission is bringing Judaism out of the pews and into the daily lives of his congregants. He tells us about his popular Soul Stroll, a meditative Shabbat walk he leads through the woods of Beacon, N.Y., why it’s OK to watch movies on Shabbat, and why he wants to end the bar mitzvah practice as we know it.

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