Zahava recommends how Judaism has pre-set things to say in call kinds of situations, including grief, and seeing old friends.
Mimi recommends learning Talmud with a havruta.
Tamar recommends the book Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Israeli Woman Who Sued El Al for Sexism Wins Landmark Ruling by Isabel Kershner in the New York Times
Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can’t Resear Woman At Request of Men by Larel Wamsley for NPR
El Al CEO on Haredi Seat Switching: ‘This happens on Every AIrline’ by Amy Spiro in the Jerusalem Post
El Al Petition Seeks to End Gender Discrimination by Stephanie Butnick in Tablet
New York – El Al Found Guilty Of Discrimination For Reseating Woman To Accommodate Male Passenger by Sandy Eller in Vos iz Neias
Jewish older adults
The Jewish Senior Homes That Aren’t (Anymore) by Nathan Guttman in the Forward
Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death’s Chill by Lulu Miller for NPR
Exploring Senior Living Niches: Jewish Retirement Communities by Alyssa Gerce in Senior Housing News
Elderly Jews: An Increasing Priority for the American Jewish Community? by Professor Ira M. Sheskin in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Mimi recommends contacting your local Jewish social services agency and asking how you can volunteer to help some older adults.
Zahava recommends The Women’s Balcony, a film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon
Tamar recommends The Ohel, a video about visiting the grade of the Lubavitcher rebbe, and donating to the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about the choice to be childfree, with writer Chanel Dubofsky. In our second segment we’re talking about the film Band Aid with the film’s director and co-star Zoe Lister-Jones.
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.
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.