60 minutes | Jul 24th 2020

Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

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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 [youtube]https://youtu.be/uSlJ64RfbAQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/VbJGYrZkdwY[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WuIn-v22KbU[/youtube] 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. "
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