Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

Premiere DateJul 24, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:17 START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / info about Base Hillel
05:09 On being a Rabbi during the pandemic / engaging online as a Rabbi, and the further reach afforded
13:33 Lessons from biblical plagues during the pandemic
17:20 Hassidic gatherings and Texas churches flouting lockdown restrictions
19:23 Judaism, Black Lives Matter, white supremacy, and systemic racism
32:02 Tribalism and the path to healing / a spiritual civil war
34:47 Comparing the plight of Black Americans to that of Palestinians and Apartheid
37:09 The Book: ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ /// END
43:15 1st Person: Becca // Surviving A Car Accident
50:25 "Terrible Boyfriend" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Worriers
54:08 “God Save The Scene” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Seán Barna
59:30 Outro/credits
60:10 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby interviews returning guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek about how religious leaders are dealing with the ongoing crises in this country around the COVID-19 pandemic and racism. The Rabbi is a co-founder of Base Hillel, a home centered ministry for millennials, now in nine cities. His new book, ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ is out soon.

Plus live performances from Worriers and Seán Barna, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

BTR Weekly / Rabbi Avram Mlotek

Episode Credits

  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby
  • Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
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