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.