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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us what you think of the podcast! Take our survey at https://jwa.org/podcastsurvey.
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.
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.
In the second of our Word of the Week mini-series, we talk about the word "gaslighting"—where it came from and how it's used now—with linguist Rachel Steindel Burdin and psychotherapist Robin Stern. Comedian Judy Gold and TikTok star Miriam Anzovin also offer their takes on the word.
In the first of our new Word of the Week mini-series, we trace the evolution of the word yenta with Fiddler on the Roof scholar Jan Lisa Huttner, comedian Judy Gold, author Lizzie Skurnick, and Tik Tok star and Torah commentator Miriam Anzovin.
In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni Rous talks to Vlada Nedak, Executive Director of Project Kesher Ukraine, about her experiences of the war and about how it has affected the women in Project Kesher's network.
In this episode of Can We Talk?, we mark the 50th anniversary of women in the rabbinate by talking with three women rabbis about the challenges they've faced and the ways they're shaping the Jewish community.