Talking in Shul

The talking is about shul, more than in Shul.


This month on the podcast we’re talking about Rabbi Wolff, a documentary about a German/British Reform rabbi, and then we’ll be sharing some of our favorite insights from the haggadah.

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about the bomb threats to JCCs, and Queen Esther beauty pageants–a fascinating, inclusive and problematic chapter in Zionist history. Further reading JCC Bomb threats Bomb Threats to Jewish Community Centers and Organizations By Ken Schwencke and Al Shaw, for ProPublica All 100 senators urge swift action to stop threats against Jewish facilities By Ted Barrett, for CNN Queen Esther...

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about the documentary There are Jews here, by filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, and the recent Executive Order banning people from seven countries from coming into the US. Further reading There Are Jews Here There Are Jews Here film website Trailer Room for Jews by Jesse Bernstein in Tablet More Jews Than History Here by Michael Jacobs in the Atlanta Jewish Times Refugee Ban Union of Orthodox...

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Jerusalem and Sufganiyot

Jerusalem and Sufganiyot


Posted By on Dec 22, 2016

This week on the podcast we’re talking about Jerusalem (the exhibit at the Met, and the City), and sufganiyot. Further reading Jerusalem Jerusalem: 1000-1400 Every People Under Heaven at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the audio guide Christian Monks Square Off at One of Jerusalem’s Holiest Sites by Nina Strochlic at The Daily Beast Armenian and Greek Monks Fight in Jerusalem (video from MSNBC) Maccabeats sing Im...

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Rabbis and Rebbetzins

Rabbis and Rebbetzins


Posted By on Nov 16, 2016

This week on the podcast we’re talking about what it’s like to be a female rabbi, and what it’s like to be a rebbetzin. For our first segment we have a guest, Rabbi Aviva, who is the rabbi of a Conservative congregation on the East Coast. For our second segment we have Beth, who was a rebbetzin for 8 years in Chicago.

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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Yizkor, the memorial prayer that’s said on Yom Kippur, and about what it’s really like to be a single Jewish woman looking for a partner. For the second segment we’ll be joined by Deena, a single Jewish woman in New York who will give us some real talk.

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