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A Very Unorthodox Passover

Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations

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Parsha in Progress Episode 15: Broken Tablets

Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?

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What’s in a Name?

Ep. 177: Jewish name changes and the real story about Ellis Island

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Couch Surfing

Ep. 176: Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and Grateful Dead fanatic Harley Cohen

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Parsha in Progress Episode 14: Banishing the Sick

Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?

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The Cohen Chronicles

Episode 175: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ co-stars David Rossmer and Steve Rosen and ‘GQ’ writer Drew Magary

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods

Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them

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Parsha in Progress Episode 13: The Death of Aaron’s Sons

Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills

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Swiping Right

Ep. 173: Dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden and married Jewish-Palestinian comedian couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Ep. 172: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and writer and illustrator Christopher Noxon

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Parsha in Progress Episode 12: Animal Sacrifices

Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?

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The Circumcision Episode

Ep. 171: From mohels to royals, covenants to controversy, an in-depth look at the Jewish practice of brit milah

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Seeing Stars

Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 11: The Golden Calf

Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?

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Sleepless in Seattle

Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle

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Unorthodox Loves L.A.

Ep. 168: Actor and director Lauren Miller Rogen, Persian-Jewish social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh, and ‘Blackish’ producer Jonathan Groff

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Parsha in Progress Episode 10: Does God Need a House?

Parshat Teruma: The beauty of a communal spiritual home makes it easier for some people to feel spiritually connected

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After the Storm

Ep. 167: Former white nationalist Derek Black and journalist Eli Saslow, who documents Black’s journey out of the movement in his new book, ‘Rising Out of Hatred.’

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Parsha in Progress Episode 9: The Ten Commandments

Parshat Yitro: Which one of the Commandments feels like it doesn’t belong?

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Match Game

Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want

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Walking the Walk

Ep. 164: Jesse Eisenberg and the team behind the new documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet,’ plus ‘New York Times’ ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi, host of the Caliphate podcast

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Out of Bounds

Ep. 163: Leah Forster, the formerly Hasidic comedian in hot water with religious authorities, and Presbyterian minister Jeff Hutchinson

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A Very Jewish Christmas

Ep. 162: Def Jam alum Bill Adler on his annual Christmas playlist, and ‘Die Hard’ screenwriter Steven de Souza on why the Bruce Willis classic is the ultimate Christmas movie

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Lords and A-Listers

Ep. 161: Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and ‘New York Times’ writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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The Superstition Episode

Ep. 160: From warding off the evil eye to rules about whistling, why superstitions remain such an ingrained part of Jewish life

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Backstage Pass

Ep.159: Director Frederick Wiseman and former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, plus comedian Travon Free on his recently resurfaced tweets

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Thanks in Advance

Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude

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Mish-Mosh Mashup

Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels

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On Squirrel Hill

Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground

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Free Your Palate

Ep. 155: Chef David Zilber on fermenting food at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant Noma, and journalist Alix Wall on helping get a Jewish inmate potentially pardoned

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