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.
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.
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.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about Jerusalem (the exhibit at the Met, and the City), and sufganiyot.
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.
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.
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.
Kaddish: The Podcast
Kaddish:The Podcast in iTunes
Review of the book Indigation in the New York Times (spoilers)
Review in the New Yorker
Ariana recommends the August 12th Black Lives Matter action by JFREJ. Listen to the treyf podcast version.
Mimi recommends the The New Jewish Wedding by Anita Diamant and asks for suggestions of good things to read and listen to about making a Jewish wedding. She also recommends Debbie Friedman’s Mourner’s Kaddish.
Zahava recommends By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome by Jake Marmer in Tablet.
Tamar recommends visiting your local criminal court in preparation for Rosh Hashanah.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the new webseries about Orthodox dating, Soon By You, and for that segment we’ll be joined by creator and actress Leah Gottfried, and for our second segment we’ll be talking about the Jewish take on policing with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah.
Soon By You
Soon By You Youtube channel
‘Soon By You’ Depicts the Trials and Tribulations of Modern Orthodox Dating by Sara Trappler Spielman in Tablet
Soon By You on Facebook
Dating Chatter With the Cast of Soon By You from the Forward
Jewish Views on Policing
T’ruah sources on Policing
A six page text study on policing in Jewish law by Rabbi Jill Jacobs
This week on the podcast we’re talking about synagogue fundraising, and about a Modern Orthodox shul’s visit to a gay bar after the massacre in an Orlando gay bar.
Running a Successful Shul Dinner in Shul Politics
What the Shekel Teaches: Ten Commandments for Synagogue Fundraising in EJewishPhilanthropy
Congregation Ohev Shalom Visits a Gay Bar
What happened when an Orthodox Jewish congregation went to a gay bar to mourn Orlando by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld in the Washington Post
Why So-Called Orthodox LGBT ‘Allies’ Are Doing It All Wrong by Joshua Tranen in the Forward
Zahava recommends going to New Orleans and eating the kosher beignets in Cafe DuMonde, and the general notion of hechshering with tourists in mind, with a shout out to Rabbi Gabe Greenberg, who currently supervises the Cafe DuMonde beignets.
Mimi recommends Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld, and the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Tamar recommends Bava Metzia 23b, Because Rav Yehuda said that Shmuel said In these three things the Rabbis were accustomed to change their words (i.e. lie) In their tractates, and their beds, and their hospitality. Especially the Tosfot on “and their beds.”
This week on the podcast we’re talking about non-Ashkenazi Judaism with Sigal Samuel, Opinion editor of the Forward, and about the great Kitniyot debate. This year the Conservative movement released a responsum permitting Ashkenazi Jews to do what non-Ashkenazi Jews have been doing for centuries: eat rice, beans, and other legumes on Passover.