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In this episode of the 18Forty Podcas
t, we talk to returning guest comedian Alex Edelman, whose show
has made it to Broadway, and his chavrusa
, Sarah Hurwitz, former White House speechwriter and the author of Here All Along,
about how to introduce people to a Judaism that is both inclusive and rigorous.
In this episode we discuss:
- How does Alex Edelman write a one-man show “chavrusa-style”?
- What, according to Sarah Hurwitz, is the difference between “writing to be read” and “writing to be heard”?
- How does a writer bring a rich and relevant body of Jewish knowledge to the masses?
Tune in to hear a conversation about the “neon entrance signs” of Jewish life and how every Jew can find a way into appreciating their inheritance.
Alex Edelman interview begins at 13:32.
Sarah Hurtwitz interview begins at 54:09.
Alex Edelman is a product of Massachusetts’s Maimonides School and has been featured on Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In 2020, he was the head writer and executive producer of the “Saturday Night Seder” YouTube extravaganza, which raised over $3.5 million for the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. His show Just For Us is running on Broadway! While nights tend to sell out quickly, tickets are available here
Sarah Hurwitz is an American speechwriter. Sarah was a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2010, and head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama from 2010 to 2017, and was appointed to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by Barack Obama shortly before he left the White House. Sarah is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)
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