Chava Berman Borowsky

Mislaibeled: The Jewish Logan Paul Podcast

The hosts of the podcast, Laibel Weiner, Zach Adler, and Dovi Neuberger founded a space that had sorely been lacking in right-wing Orthodox circles – a completely uncensored show that runs the gamut of the latest sensational issue in Orthodox Judaism to non-Jewish motivational speakers and everything in between. They don’t shy away from controversy and candidly speak about topics that are still taboo in most right-wing Orthodox publications.

The show unintentionally answers a few questions that have been plaguing the Orthodox Jewish community in a behind-the-scenes way. Are Ex-religious Jews who some might call themselves OTD another stream and sub-culture of Orthodox Judaism? In this space the answer is an unequivocal yes. It’s clear that the co-host Zach Adler who isn’t religious is still very much part of this specific genre of Judaism by the default standard of growing up in the same institutions and sharing the same tenacious bond of so many shared experiences.

Another monumental factor in this space is the unquestioning acceptance of certain guests who might not find a place in other Orthodox spaces. Ex-religious LGBT artists are oftentimes guests who are fully embraced as equals – this might not seem like such a big deal, but in today’s right-wing Orthodox world is it unprecedented. The genuine diversity and inclusiveness of the show is a big part of the huge likeability factor of each of the co-hosts.

Mislaibeled is a podcast where locker-room talk meets yeshivish lingo and we’re all so here for it. There are many Jewish podcasts out there but this one is so unique and unparalleled that I can safely reassure anyone with hesitations to jump right in and join the conversation.

About the Author
Chava Berman Borowsky grew up in Los Angeles, CA in an Orthodox community in the La Brea Fairfax neighborhood. She moved to Israel in 2008 and has since lived in Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh, Holon, and Ashdod. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, painting, and writing.