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In this episode, we reflect on the complexities of long term relationships, as we examine three stories about Talmudic couples experiencing timeless challenges. The post Peas, Lentils, and the Complications of Long Term Relationships (Yevamot 63a-b) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.By Jewish Public Media
 
In this episode, we reflect on the complexities of long term relationships, as we examine three stories about Talmudic couples experiencing timeless challenges. The post Peas, Lentils, and the Complications of Long Term Relationships (Yevamot 63a-b) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.By Jewish Public Media (All Feeds)
 
How should parents and educators talk about sex to teens and young adults? What is the role of halakha in these conversations, and how do we deal with cases when one’s sexual ethics are in conflict with halakha? Then, we chat with popular instagrammer “Holy__Shid” about her innovative matchmaking technique on social media, discuss her take […] The …
 
How should parents and educators talk about sex to teens and young adults? What is the role of halakha in these conversations, and how do we deal with cases when one’s sexual ethics are in conflict with halakha? Then, we chat with popular instagrammer “Holy__Shid” about her innovative matchmaking technique on social media, discuss her take […] The …
 
This month we’re talking about a new online training to become a mikveh guide from Mayyim Hayyim. For that segment we’ll be joined by Jessica Rosenberg, the director of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network from Mayyim Hayyim. And for our second segment we’ll be reflecting on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth […] The post Mayyim Hayyim and R…
 
This month we’re talking about a new online training to become a mikveh guide from Mayyim Hayyim. For that segment we’ll be joined by Jessica Rosenberg, the director of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network from Mayyim Hayyim. And for our second segment we’ll be reflecting on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth […] The post Mayyim Hayyim and R…
 
In this episode, we discuss how parents should talk with their young children around issues that relate to sex, body parts, physical touch, and more – what language and tone one should use, at what age should certain topics be raised, and how do we balance these conversations with our values and with concerns for […] The post Sex Education, Part 1 …
 
In this episode, we discuss how parents should talk with their young children around issues that relate to sex, body parts, physical touch, and more – what language and tone one should use, at what age should certain topics be raised, and how do we balance these conversations with our values and with concerns for […] The post Sex Education, Part 1 …
 
This month we’re talking about An American Pickle, and for our second segment we’re talking about politics in shul. How and how much, if at all, should politics show up in our prayer communities? Endorsements Mimi endorses Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and Tinyletter.com/Pome, and Things to Do In the Belly of the Whale […] The post An American …
 
This month we’re talking about An American Pickle, and for our second segment we’re talking about politics in shul. How and how much, if at all, should politics show up in our prayer communities? Endorsements Mimi endorses Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and Tinyletter.com/Pome, and Things to Do In the Belly of the Whale […] The post An American …
 
In this bonus episode, our hosts reflect on wrapping up their fifth season of the Joy of Text, reminisce about some of their favorite episodes, and look forward to next season. Thank you to all of our longtime listeners for sticking with us, and thank you to all of our new listeners for joining us […] The post BONUS EPISODE: Reflections on Five Yea…
 
In this bonus episode, our hosts reflect on wrapping up their fifth season of the Joy of Text, reminisce about some of their favorite episodes, and look forward to next season. Thank you to all of our longtime listeners for sticking with us, and thank you to all of our new listeners for joining us […] The post BONUS EPISODE: Reflections on Five Yea…
 
This month we’re talking about creative ways different jewish communities are and should celebrate the High Holidays, with the spectre of covid-19 making many traditional services too dangerous. And for our second segment we’re talking about our favorite representations of Judaism on TV. Endorsements Mimi endorses Campfires and Color Wars Jewish Ge…
 
This month we’re talking about creative ways different jewish communities are and should celebrate the High Holidays, with the spectre of covid-19 making many traditional services too dangerous. And for our second segment we’re talking about our favorite representations of Judaism on TV. Endorsements Mimi endorses Campfires and Color Wars Jewish Ge…
 
This month we’re talking about the Resource Generation with Kate Poole and Jessica Rosenberg for our first segment. And for our second segment we’re talking about different sources around giving tzedakah as we think about our own giving philosophies. Resource Generation Resource Generation describes itself as “a multiracial membership community of …
 
This month we’re talking about the Resource Generation with Kate Poole and Jessica Rosenberg for our first segment. And for our second segment we’re talking about different sources around giving tzedakah as we think about our own giving philosophies. Resource Generation Resource Generation describes itself as “a multiracial membership community of …
 
We now have the potential to control the sizes of our families more than ever before. In this episode, we discuss family planning and ask what exercising this control says about our approaches to family life and sex, and how this freedom can be balanced with our halachic obligations to have children and raise a […] The post The Family Planning Epis…
 
We now have the potential to control the sizes of our families more than ever before. In this episode, we discuss family planning and ask what exercising this control says about our approaches to family life and sex, and how this freedom can be balanced with our halachic obligations to have children and raise a […] The post The Family Planning Epis…
 
This month we’re talking to Tema Smith about the current Black Lives Matter protests, and how the Jewish community has been and should be working for racial justice. And for our second segment we’re talking with Nissa Mai-Rose about a recent uproar around determining how many Jewish people are also People of Color. Tema Smith […] The post Black Liv…
 
This month we’re talking to Tema Smith about the current Black Lives Matter protests, and how the Jewish community has been and should be working for racial justice. And for our second segment we’re talking with Nissa Mai-Rose about a recent uproar around determining how many Jewish people are also People of Color. Tema Smith […] The post Black Liv…
 
In this episode, we examine a passage in Tractate Berachot regarding reciting the Shema while lying unclothed next to family members and others, and grapple with perspectives and social norms different than our own. The post Shema and Strange Bedfellows (Berachot 24A) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.…
 
This month we’re talking to Philissa Cramer, the new editor in chief of JTA. For our second segment we’re talking about a short film called Broken Bird. Show Notes JTA JTA.org Broken Bird Broken Bird is a moving coming of age film about a black jewish teen by Ariella Kaplan in alma Rachel Harrison Gordon […] The post Philissa Cramer & Broken Bird a…
 
This month we’re talking to Philissa Cramer, the new editor in chief of JTA. For our second segment we’re talking about a short film called Broken Bird. Show Notes JTA JTA.org Broken Bird Broken Bird is a moving coming of age film about a black jewish teen by Ariella Kaplan in alma Rachel Harrison Gordon […] The post Philissa Cramer & Broken Bird a…
 
In this episode, we sit down with award-winning producer, filmmaker and actor, Michal Birnbaum, who most recently played the Kallah teacher on the Netflix hit series, Unorthodox. We talk about her portrayal of the character, how she prepared for the role of a Kallah teacher in an Ultra-Orthodox community, and much more! The post BONUS EPISODE: Inte…
 
In this episode, we sit down with award-winning producer, filmmaker and actor, Michal Birnbaum, who most recently played the Kallah teacher on the Netflix hit series, Unorthodox. We talk about her portrayal of the character, how she prepared for the role of a Kallah teacher in an Ultra-Orthodox community, and much more! The post BONUS EPISODE: Inte…
 
In this episode, we discuss the complexities of changes in our sex lives through different life stages. We look at how couples can spice up their private life when youthful signals like Mikveh night fade away, and when different aspects of life might get in the way of intimacy. Then, we sit down with Bracha Bard-Wigder, […] The post Sexuality Throu…
 
In this episode, we discuss the complexities of changes in our sex lives through different life stages. We look at how couples can spice up their private life when youthful signals like Mikveh night fade away, and when different aspects of life might get in the way of intimacy. Then, we sit down with Bracha Bard-Wigder, […] The post Sexuality Throu…
 
This month we’re talking to Hila Ratzabi, a writer and editor based in Israel, about Etty Hillesum, a Jewish writer, academic and diarist who lived in Amsterdam during World War II, and was killed in a concentration camp. For our second segment we’re talking about cleaning for Passover. So for our first topic we’re joined […] The post Hila Ratzabi …
 
This month we’re talking to Hila Ratzabi, a writer and editor based in Israel, about Etty Hillesum, a Jewish writer, academic and diarist who lived in Amsterdam during World War II, and was killed in a concentration camp. For our second segment we’re talking about cleaning for Passover. So for our first topic we’re joined […] The post Hila Ratzabi …
 
This month we talked to Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, the leader of a new Modern Orthodox shul in Philadelphia called The South Philadelphia Shtiebel. And for our second topic we’re talking about Debbie Friedman, her impact on Jewish music, and on us personally, on the occasion of her ninth yahrzeit. Dasi Fruchter South Philly’s historic Jewish […] The p…
 
This month we talked to Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, the leader of a new Modern Orthodox shul in Philadelphia called The South Philadelphia Shtiebel. And for our second topic we’re talking about Debbie Friedman, her impact on Jewish music, and on us personally, on the occasion of her ninth yahrzeit. Dasi Fruchter South Philly’s historic Jewish […] The p…
 
This month our first topic is Beyond the Pale, a recent episode of the TV show Finding Your Roots. And for our second topic, we’re talking about our favorite verses from tanakh and Jewish aphorisms. Beyond the Pale Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr is show on PBS in which various celebrities learn […] The post Beyond the Pale and Favorit…
 
In this episode we look at a passage from the Zohar which seems to put the woman in charge of the sexual relationship, and we ask the question: what does sleeping on rocks, flattery and apes have to do with all this? The post Whispering Sweet Nothings? (Zohar I:49a-b) appeared first on Jewish Public Media.…
 
One of the defining characteristics of an Orthodox synagogue is the mechitzah. But where does it come from and what is it about? On this episode, we discuss the ins-and-outs of mechitza. Is the goal to make women invisible, to create a gender-separate space, or something else? And does mechitza truly make for a better […] The post Mechitzah, Gender…
 
This month our first topic is Honeycake, a new Jewish magazine for kids. And for our second segment we are taking about God. Why isn’t God the topic of more Jewish conversation? And how do we talk about God in our Jewish communities? Endorsements Zahava endorses the poem “Questions About Angels,” by Billy Collins. Mimi […] The post Honeycake Magazi…
 
In this mini text episode, we look at a passage in the Gemara (Niddah 16b-17a) which forbids or discourages sex during the daytime and try to parse the different reasons given for this ruling. In the end we discuss how some of this plays out practically and to what degree this is applicable nowadays. The post Sex During the Day (Niddah 16b-17a) app…
 
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