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 2 – Between the Straights

The three weeks between the fasts of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av are the saddest days in the Jewish calendar.  Although normally an upbeat podcast, we’ll explore this period through the lens of the Highland Park parade shooting, which occurred near John’s home.  We’ll discuss how rabbis help their congregants cope with catastrophic events.  We end on an optimistic note, talking about how to reverse the sinas chinam (baseless hatred) that seems to permeate our society, and that led to those earlier tragedies.


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