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BreakThru Radio Weekly

J. McVay, BTRtoday

BreakThru Radio Weekly
9 sJUL 24
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"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.

Episode Credits

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




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.