The Mottle Wolfe Show on Voice of Israel
Elana Sztokman, former head of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) was flying back to Israel after a tour promoting her new book, “The War on Women in Israel: A Story of Religious Radicalism and the Women Fighting for Freedom”, when an Ultra Orthodox man refused to be seated next to her because she was a woman. Mottle is joined in the studio by Voice of Israel show host Eve Harrow to discuss this incident and the larger implications of religious freedom in public spaces.
What happens when the holiest moment, meets the holiest place with people trying to be holy? Apples, honey and pure joy! Reb Mottle recaps the holiday weekend from the Hills of Judea!
What does it mean to experience a ‘Day of Judgement’? Could being judged lead to joy? How does free will connect to Rosh Hashana? Mottle is joined by his spiritual mentor Rabbi David Aaron to talk about the mystical significance of the upcoming Jewish New Year.
Rachel Kann is a writer and poet in LA. She is sharing her Judaism inspired poetry with the world on the new website hevria.com. She joins Mottle for a beautiful reading of her Rosh Hashanah poem, “We Can Be Brand New”.
Sam Harris is a liberal, atheist, writer, philosopher. He also sees Islam itself as the force behind ISIS. Mottle prefaces Sam Harris’s newest essay on Islam with a rant about what makes someone liberal or conservative? Old paradigms are shifting.