Host Mark Oppenheimer and Tablet staffers Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz sound off about gay marriage in Israel, the suicide of a formerly Orthodox young woman, and Adam Sandler's latest movie. New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs discusses his latest project: hosting the world's largest family reunion and compiling a massive family tree that includes President Obama, Judge Judy, and yes, Adam Sandler. Writer and 'This American Life' contributor Elna Baker describes leaving the Mormon church and asks why non-practicing Jews get to call themselves Jewish, which isn't the case for Mormons.
For more information about A.J. Jacobs, visit his website www.ajjacobs.com. You can find out more about his Global Family Reunion at http://globalfamilyreunion.com/. Elna Baker's memoir, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, is available at http://www.elnabaker.com/book.html.