Talking in Shul

Intelligent Jewish Conversations


Planning a wedding, and Jewish Millennials

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This month on the podcast we’re talking about Jewish weddings–how can/should we create Jewish wedding rituals that are interesting, relevant, and/or feminist? And for our second segment we’re talking about a divisive piece in Jewish Currents called, A Taxonomy of Stupid Shit the Jewish Establishment Says to Millennials by David A.M. Wilenksy and Gabriel T Erbs.

Rabbi Wolff, and Feminism at the Seder

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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.

Bomb Threats at JCCs and Queen Esther Beauty Pageants

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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.

There Are Jews Here and the Immigration & Refugee Ban

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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.

Jerusalem and Sufganiyot

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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Jerusalem (the exhibit at the Met, and the City), and sufganiyot.

Rabbis and Rebbetzins

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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.

Saying Yizkor, and Being a Single Jewish Lady Looking for Love

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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.

Kaddish: The Podcast, and Indignation

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This week on the podcast we’re talking about the new podcast Kaddish: The Podcast, and for that segment we’ll be joined by creator and producer Ariana Katz, and for our second segment we’ll be talking about the new movie Indignation.