Can We Talk?

Each month on Can We Talk?, the Jewish Women’s Archive features stories and conversations about Jewish women and the issues that shape our public and private lives. Alternating between a documentary style and a roundtable format, Can We Talk? includes profiles of historical and contemporary Jewish women, frank discussion of culture, politics, and current events, and little-known stories from our past and present. Contact us at Tell us what you think of the podcast! Take our survey at

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 161 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 5 hours 22 minutes


Episode 86: Fat Torah with Minna Bromberg

In this episode, Judith Rosenbaum talks to Rabbi Minna Bromberg about Fat Torah, her project to end fat stigma in Jewish communal life. 


 2022-12-20  24m

Episode 85: Teens and Mental Health in the (Post)Pandemic

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we speak with Vanessa Kroll Bennett about teens and mental health—before, during, and after the pandemic. We also hear directly from teens about how the pandemic affected them and now they're doing now. 


 2022-12-05  20m

Episode 84: Modern Loss with Rebecca Soffer

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we speak with Rebecca about all things grief-related: trigger days, bespoke holidays, Jewish grief rituals, and what to say—and not to say—to someone in mourning. 


 2022-11-22  21m

Episode 83: Fighting for Israel's "Chained Women"

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Jen talks to Kylie Eisman-Lifschitz, board chair of Mavoi Satum, about how her organization helps women in Israel whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce. 


 2022-11-08  23m

Episode 82: When Jewish Women Talked to the Dead

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Jen Richler speaks with scholar Sam Glauber-Zimra about Jews and spiritualism. They talk about why communicating with the dead had such appeal for Jews in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and why Jewish women were prominent as mediums. 


 2022-10-24  21m

Episode 81: Linke Fligl Ends With Love

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we walk the land at Linke Fligl, a queer Jewish chicken farm and cultural organizing project in New York's Hudson Valley.


 2022-10-11  22m

Bonus Episode: A Bintel Brief: For Richer or Poorer

While we're hard at work preparing for Can We Talk's fall season, enjoy this episode of A Bintel Brief, an advice show with a Jewish twist, from our friends at The Forward.


 2022-08-23  29m

Can We Talk? 2021-22 Season Wrap

In this wrap episode, Nahanni Rous, Jen Richler, and Judith Rosenbaum recap the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Seasons of Can We Talk?


 2022-06-28  19m

Episode 80: Toxic Hookup Culture in Jewish Youth Groups and Summer Camps

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Jen Richler talks with Dahlia Soussan, Ellanora Lerner, and Madeline Canfield, three of the founders of Jewish Teens for Empowered Consent, a group that is calling out what they say is a "toxic hookup culture" in Jewish summer camps and youth movements. 


 2022-06-21  24m

Episode 79: Word of the Week: Eshet Chayil

In the final installment of our Word of the Week series, we talk with Rena Nickerson, Miriam Anzovin and Rachel Stomel about the meaning of Eshet Chayil today and their memories of singing it growing up.


 2022-06-14  15m