In this episode of the podcast, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat tells the story of Reb Zalman davening zhikr with the Sufis of Hebron, talks about deep ecumenism, and reminisces about an early morning zhikr with emerging Jewish and Muslim religious leaders. And Rabbi David Evan Markus speaks about ALEPH’s recent resolution that if President-Elect Trump should obligate Muslims to register as such with the government we urge all Jews (and all Americans) to register as Muslims, talks about how “never again” can’t mean just for Jews, and shares about having clergy of other faiths among his congregants at his shul by the sea.
In other segments of the podcast, journalist Kate Abbott explores the art of Nick Cave, talks with Professor Moustafa Bayoumi about his work, and engages with four young poets who shared their work as part of a show called Othering. All of the segments of the podcast are connected by the theme of connecting across difference and standing together against prejudice.
Listen online: Will Call #54: Standing Up Against Othering. (The segment on Jewish Renewal, deep ecumenism, and ALEPH’s resolution urging thwarting of the proposed Muslim religious registry starts around 47 minutes in, and lasts for about half an hour, but we recommend listening to the whole thing.)