Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode we bring you interesting guests, News of the Jews, and so much more.


Chai Fashion

This week on Unorthodox, host Mark Oppenheimer and Tablet staffers Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz ring in the year 5776 with the latest news of the Jews. They sound off on a controversial New York Times feature that listed the Democrats in the House and Senate who voted against the Iran nuclear deal--and indicated which of those politicians were Jewish. (The 'Jewish?' column was quickly  ​ removed from the chart, and a correction was issued.)   Our Jewish guest is writer, model, and college student Julia Frakes, who describes getting her start as a writer in the fashion world when she was 16. She talks about ​ where to find smart fashion writing, and how she ended up on the runway.   Our non-Jewish guest is Erin McKean, lexicographer, word-lover, and founder of, the "world's biggest online dictionary." She asks what Hebrew words we should be importing into English, and shares a ​ little-known​  Yiddish term she  ​feels is much deserving of a comeback.   You can follow Julia Frakes on Twitter here: Check out Wordnik's adopt-a-word fundraiser here:   For more Unorthodox, visit Email us at

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