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A Conversation with ‘Obama's Rabbi’

We speak with the man profiled by the New York Times as "Obama's rabbi." Rabbi Capers Funnye is First Lady Michelle Obama's cousin and the chief rabbi of the Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, a large Black Jewish congregation on Chicago's South Side.

Music Button: Herbie Hancock, "Micha Mocha", from the CD Hear O Israel: A Prayer Ceremony in Jazz, (Trunk records)

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