Podcast


This month on the podcast we got a request from a listener to discuss the graphic novel Unterzakhn by Leela Corman. For our second segment we’ll be discussing the recent triple wedding in New York of couples who couldn’t or wouldn’t get married in Israel under the rabbinate. Unterzakhn Buy Unterzakhn by Leela Corman Rob Clough reviews Unterzakhn in the Comics Journal Kirkus review Review by Lightsy Darst in Bookslut...

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The passage from the Torah describing Sota (Num. 5:11-14) – a woman suspected of adultery – elicits a brief but wide-ranging discussion about the gendered nature of jealousy, home DNA tests, and the surprising reason some Orthodox communities forbid sperm...

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The Birth Control Episode


Posted By on Dec 19, 2017

IUDs, condoms, the pill, oh my! We break down the pros and cons of these and other common birth control methods and the halachic considerations that render some forms of contraception more acceptable than others. Then we hear from internationally renowned educator Rivkah Slonim, the Chabbad rebbetzin at SUNY Binghamton, about her three decades of teaching Jewish college students about sex and marriage. Plus, a listener responds to our...

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new show on Amazon Prime, and we’re talking about what it’s like to be Jewish during the (secular) holiday season. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is the Ultimate ‘Winning the Breakup’ Fantasy by Anna Silman in The Cut The holiday season Jews & Christmas by Rabbi Joshua E. Plaut on MyJewishLearning.com Endorsements...

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Cautionary tales from the Talmud illustrate the power of sexual temptation to lead even the most revered rabbis astray… But do these stories make too much of desire? Hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus and moderator Rebecca Honig Friedman discuss a passage from Kiddushin 81a-b. Click here to follow along with the...

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about awesome historical Jewish women that we didn’t learn about when we were kids. And we’re going to talk about Jewish rituals that we wish existed, and ones we could do without. Awesome Jewish women in history Take the Prominent Jewish Women in History quiz from MyJewishLearning.com. Regina Jonas, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who died in the Holocaust Short film: In the...

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