Three Catholics and a rabbi walk into a podcast studio


What does the word “rabbi” mean? And is a priest just the Catholic version of a rabbi? This week, we've got some Judaism 101, “radical hospitality” and more with Rabbi Avram Mlotek. Rabbi Avram is the co-founder of Base, a project that creates Jewish communities centered around hospitality, learning and service.

And in Signs of the Times, Pope Francis selects five new cardinals; Haitians in the United States get temporary protected status extensions; and Vice President Mike Pence and Greg Boyle speak at the Notre Dame commencement. And, in what is slowly becoming the “Zac Davis Wonders Why This Is Interesting” section, we discuss “The Bachelorette.”


Finally, the meeting everyone has been anxiously awaiting: President Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican, or as I like to call it, PRUMP 2017.

Shout out to Sarah for this week's adverbs...

...and to Jake for our cardinal-red cocktail!

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Links from the show

Avram Mlotek is a Base co-founder and Rabbi of Base DWTN.

U.S. extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months

About 100 students walk out of Pence's Notre Dame commencement address 

Pope Francis to create five new cardinals on June 28

Despite apprehension, Pope Francis and President Trump talked in a "relaxed, sincere way," sources say

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