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Bonus: Another Unorthodox Havdalah

BONUS: ANOTHER UNORTHODOX HAVDALAH

Producer Josh Kross is back, bringing a little light into your Saturday night social distancing. If you want to keep these minisodes...

Bonus: An Unorthodox Kabbalat Shabbat

BONUS: AN UNORTHODOX KABBALAT SHABBAT

On today's Unorthodox dispatch, Liel prepares for a much-needed Shabbat with a joke by Columbia University professor Jeremy Dauber,...

 
 
 
Never Forget, But Never Dilute

NEVER FORGET, BUT NEVER DILUTE

“They dragged them out of their houses, and led them to their deaths, to a pit right outside town, in Zelyonke. Like cattle. They took...

Satan at the Seder

SATAN AT THE SEDER

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” (Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects , 1995) “I...

 
 
 
Take One: Shabbat 14 and 15

TAKE ONE: SHABBAT 14 AND 15

Today's Daf Yomi pages, Shabbat 14 and 15 , usher us into a discussion of a deeply complicated subject: the rules of purity. But what...

In Israel, Stiff Upper Lips and Gallows Humor Greet the Coronavirus

IN ISRAEL, STIFF UPPER LIPS AND GALLOWS HUMOR GREET THE CORONAVIRUS

Here in Israel, we are in semi-lockdown at the moment, with the threat of total lockdown looming. And the weird thing is that every...

 
 
 
Mailing It In

MAILING IT IN

This week, our hosts are connecting via Zoom conference to discuss their new remote realities and read a lot of listener mail. We also...

Take One: Shabbat 13

TAKE ONE: SHABBAT 13

Today's Daf Yomi page, Shabbat 13 , revolves around a grizzly story of a pious man who studied Torah, served his rabbis, and still...

 
 
 
The Coronavirus Didn't Cause This Crisis by Itself. McKinsey Helped

THE CORONAVIRUS DIDN'T CAUSE THIS CRISIS BY ITSELF. MCKINSEY HELPED

Crises like the coronavirus pandemic reveal the structural weaknesses in a society. But those structural weaknesses can be recognized...

Take One: Shabbat 12

TAKE ONE: SHABBAT 12

Today's Daf Yomi page, Shabbat 12 , makes a strange pronouncement: If you kill a louse on Shabbat, it's as if you've killed a camel....

 
 
 
Bonus: Dispatches from the Future

BONUS: DISPATCHES FROM THE FUTURE

On today's Unorthodox dispatch, producer Sara Fredman Aeder shares an audio diary recorded over the last week as her family has been...

What Happens When You're Quarantined With Your Abuser?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE QUARANTINED WITH YOUR ABUSER?

Across America, we are grappling with the coronavirus and the struggle to contain it. Schools have shut down in 29 states and the District...

 
 
 
An Unorthodox Reading List

AN UNORTHODOX READING LIST

On today's Unorthodox dispatch, we're talking to Tablet's book critic Adam Kirsch about what to read now that you might have a bit...

Take One: Shabbat 11

TAKE ONE: SHABBAT 11

Today's Daf Yomi page, Shabbat 11 , gives us one of the most beautiful passages in all of the Talmud. “Even if all the seas would be...

 
 
 
Philip Roth and American Manhood

PHILIP ROTH AND AMERICAN MANHOOD

As a first-generation American of Cuban descent, people are always surprised, if not dismayed, when they find out that my personal...

Talking to Kids About the Refugee Crisis, Again

TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT THE REFUGEE CRISIS, AGAIN

National Refugee Shabbat takes place on March 20 and 21, 2020. You may recall that in 2018, this event triggered the Pittsburgh shooter;...

 
 
 
Love and Hate in the Time of Coronavirus

LOVE AND HATE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

So, an epidemic. Less deadly, for the time being, than the seasonal flu.

Parsha in Progress Episode 39: When Your Heart Moves You

PARSHA IN PROGRESS EPISODE 39: WHEN YOUR HEART MOVES YOU

This week we discuss why the Israelites so freely donated their time and money to build the Tabernacle, and whether volunteer work...

 
 
 
A Wedding in the Ring

A WEDDING IN THE RING

Take One: Shabbat 9 and 10

TAKE ONE: SHABBAT 9 AND 10

Today's Daf Yomi pages, Shabbat 9 and 1 0, raise a question we're all asking right now, as so many of us are suddenly confined to our...

 
 
 



What's new in iOS 14.2 beta 2

What's new in iOS 14.2 beta 2

Apple recently released their iOS 14.2 beta 2 software and now we have a video which gives us a good look at what is new in this latest beta. As well as the iOS 14.2 beta for... Read more ...

Firefox for Android to get some useful extensions soon

Firefox for Android to get some useful extensions soon

After one month earlier, now Mozilla is working on improving the user experience on the mobile browser even more. that the company is now going to add some welcome browser... Read more ...

Canadian Google Store briefly listed Chromecast with Google TV offer that...

Canadian Google Store briefly listed Chromecast with Google TV offer that bundles free Netflix

We are less than 24 hours away from Launch Night In and have already seen some last minute leaks. The latest comes from the Canadian Google Store, which this evening briefly... Read more ...

IOS 14.2 all but confirms that the iPhone 12 will not ship with EarPods

IOS 14.2 all but confirms that the iPhone 12 will not ship with EarPods

The new don't come with a charger, which gives weight to a myriad of rumors that suggest the upcoming will also ship without one. And that's not all, as the iPhone 12 box will... Read more ...

Apple Music, Apple Arcade, App Store and more experiencing outages

Apple Music, Apple Arcade, App Store and more experiencing outages

Check the system page to know if a service you need is currently affected. What you need to know A number of Apple's services are currently experiencing outages. Services... Read more ...

Apple releases iOS 14.2 beta 2, macOS Big Sur beta 9, and more to developers

Apple releases iOS 14.2 beta 2, macOS Big Sur beta 9, and more to developers

Apple has released iOS 14.2 beta 2 to registered developers, coming two weeks after the release of iOS 14.2. Other new releases from Apple today include macOS 11 Big Sur beta 9... Read more ...

Microsoft's OneDrive updated with several new features for iOS 13 and 14 users

Microsoft's OneDrive updated with several new features for iOS 13 and 14 users

The last time , the app received a couple of new features specifically designed for. This time Microsoft is rolling out a slew of new features aimed at both iOS 13 and 14... Read more ...

Huge Retro-Style Open World Action RPG ‘9th Dawn 3' Launching October 6th on...

Huge Retro-Style Open World Action RPG ‘9th Dawn 3' Launching October 6th on iOS, Android, PC, and Consoles

A little over 7 years ago, developer Valorware brought their curious mobile RPG 9th Dawn to the iOS platform. The game had debuted on Android the previous year, and by the time... Read more ...

Tim Cook awarded with restricted stock worth up to $114 million

Tim Cook awarded with restricted stock worth up to $114 million

Tim Cook has received his first stock grant in over a decade. What you need to know Tim Cook received a restricted stock grant today, according to an SEC filing. The Apple CEO... Read more ...

Apple is removing RSS news reader apps from the China App Store

Apple is removing RSS news reader apps from the China App Store

China continues to tighten its grip over the App Store. What you need to know Apple is removing RSS news reader apps from the China App Store. According to Apple, the apps... Read more ...