Talking in Shul

Intelligent Jewish Conversations


Awesome Historical Jewish Women, and Rituals We’d Like to Create or Destroy

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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.

Endorsements

Zahava recommends the Jewish Women’s Archive, and the poem called Ba’al Teshuvas at the Mikvah by Yehoshua November.

Mimi recommends The Meyerowitz Stories, and the Heavyweight podcast, specifically the episodes Buzz and Jeremy.

Tamar recommends the song What the Hell is Simchas Torah by Jewnmongous, aka Sean Altman.

If All the Seas Were Ink and How Parenting Changes Our Jewish Practice

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan, and we’ll be speaking with Ilana. And for our second segment we’re talking about how parenting can/should change your Jewish practice.

Menashe and Biblical fiction

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about Menashe, a new film about a single Hasidic father in Brooklyn, shot entirely in Yiddish. And for our second segment we’ll be talking about Biblical fiction–from The Red Tent to…everything else. Have these books helped or changed our thinking or understanding of the Bible?

Mixed seating on El Al, and Jewish Senior Services

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This month on the podcast we’re talking mixed seating on El Al flights to and from Israel. The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that El Al employees cannot ask women to move in order to please Haredi men. And for our second segment we’ll be talking about older adults in the Jewish community–how is the Jewish community serving or not serving this demographic.