Zahava recommends the Netziv in general, and in particular his commentary on monarchy and democracy, found here via Sefaria.
Mimi recommends Bernie Sanders: a linguistic analysis by Joss Fong in Vox
Tamar recommends finding out what kind of end of life care your family members want via Five Wishes, recording family stories with the StoryCorp App, and Jewish chaplains in a stack of end of life related recommendations. Additionally, she recommends nutella rugelach. Use this recipe for the dough.
This month on the podcast we talked about the The Shul/Church Project, an art project by Zoe Cohen. In our second segment, we spoke about the women of the wall. Their new compromise, and what it means for women who pray in Jerusalem.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about Marc Gafni, Barry Freundel, and the sexual misdeeds of rabbis. How can our communities appropriately respond to sexual predators, and how can we prevent them from getting positions of power in the first place? In our second segment, we’ll be talking about something much lighter–Jewish viral videos.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about Holocaust comparisons–are they ever okay? If so, when? If not, why not? And we’re talking about the story of Judith, a complex Hanukkah heroine.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about Halloween, and the sad state of parental leave in Jewish organizations.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about how the Jewish community responds to and works to prevent suicide. We spoke with Rella Kaplowitz, of Elijah’s Journey, a Jewish Response to Suicide for that segment. Our second topic is Who Sets the Table, a series of surveys and articles in the Forward that examines who does the work for Jewish home life, from the seder to Shabbat to Rosh Hashanah.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about the Jewish media landscape–how does it work, and what do we wish it did better? Our second topic is breastfeeding in shul. A new blog allows people to submit their experiences at various synagogues, but is it appropriate? For that segment, we will be joined by our friend Yael Kalman. Yael is many wonderful things, including a mother to two young children, one of whom is currently breastfeeding.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about how expensive it is to be a Jew, and whether or not expense should be a limiting actor for those wishing to convert. In our second segment we’ll be discussing the new movie Felix and Meira, about a Hasidic woman in Montreal deciding if she wants to stay in the Hasidic community.
The music from Felix and Meira, including After Laughter by Wendy Rene, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing Didn’t it Rain.
Fill the Void
Shavuot–a holiday that is often overlooked.
This month on Talking in Shul we’re talking about shul shopping–how do you find a synagogue or Jewish community you like? What do you look for and what do you avoid? Our second topic is the ever-elusive Shabbat atmosphere. How does one create it? What’s in, and what’s out?