A Rabbi and a Lawyer

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Relatively well informed and irreverent musings on religion, news, and society. Grab a seat and join old friends, Rabbi Asher Lopatin and his former synagogue president, John Geiringer. Imagine sharing a drink with two news junkies who keep an open mind, challenge the status quo, and love discussing the comedy, tragedy, absurdity, and reality of the Jewish experience. Throughout their discussions, John will ask Asher provocative questions that congregants wish they could ask their rabbis.

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Ep 13 – Mazel Tov!

As we celebrate our bar mitzvah episode, and wait for our fountain pens to arrive, Asher describes the halachic underpinnings of the popular ritual.  Because it’s Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan, and therefore don’t have any Jewish holidays to observe, we discuss the Jewish take on Diwali and Halloween.  We then pivot to Noah’s travails in this week’s parsha, including becoming drunk (as a pig?) and having a bad (some say very bad) encounter with his progeny.  We end on a happy note as the Motor City Cruise, much to Asher’s delight, nabs former Yeshiva University basketball star Ryan Turell.


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