All Things Considered Hear the All Things Considered program for September 23, 2017

"We don't read much Torah, but we've read every word Philip Roth ever wrote," says On the Media host Bob Garfield. "We don't necessarily even believe in God, but we believe deeply in lox and bagels." Adam Baker/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Adam Baker/Flickr

Religion

'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

In his new one-man show, On the Media host Bob Garfield grapples with questions of identity and belonging. "I've been running from the religious part of my religion for my entire adult life," he says.

Goodness Emancipator
Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell
Exodus (Instrumental) De La Soul
Oracle Chapelier Fou
Fret Trance

"We don't read much Torah, but we've read every word Philip Roth ever wrote," says On the Media host Bob Garfield. "We don't necessarily even believe in God, but we believe deeply in lox and bagels." Adam Baker/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Adam Baker/Flickr

'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552849361/553205307" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Kathy's Waltz Dave Brubeck Quartet
Entrance theme IGBO