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Jews You Should Know

Nov 12, 2019


Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin is a rare combination of erudite Jewish scholar and humorist, who takes ideas - but not himself - seriously. He authored a book called "Sin-a-gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought," but also issues quips and pithy observations on his Twitter feed and regular magazine humor column. In this conversation, we explore the divergent - but cohering - pols of Rabbi Bashevkin's personality, as well as his theories of education, his background, and his work as a professor at Yeshiva University and as Director of Education for NCSY.

Follow him on Twitter @dbashideas, and order Sin-a-gogue on Amazon or wherever books are sold.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.