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 168 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 8 hours 12 minutes


Episode 93: Alice Shalvi: Israeli Feminist Pioneer

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Judith Rosenbaum talks about the ways Israeli feminist pioneer Alice Shalvi has fought to make Israel a better country. Throughout the episode, you'll hear excerpts of conversations between Judith and Alice. 



Episode 92: Beyond the Binary: Making Hebrew More Gender-Inclusive

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we speak with three activists who are taking Hebrew by the gender binary making the language more inclusive. 



Israel at 75: Voices of Protest

As Israel marks the 75th anniversary of its independence, we'll hear four Jewish Israeli women from diverse backgrounds reflect on how the country arrived at this moment of unprecedented upheaval. They'll talk about their hopes and fears for the country, and what the mass demonstrations of the past few months have meant to them.


 2023-04-21  27m

Episode 90: Reproductive Rights After Roe

In this episode of Can We Talk?, we bring you a story about the far-reaching consequences of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, and three Jewish women who are fighting back. 


 2023-04-10  20m

Episode 89: Samira Mehta On The Racism of People Who Love You

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Judith Rosenbaum speaks with Samira Mehta about her new book, The Racism of People Who Love You. 


 2023-03-27  25m

Episode 88: Jewish Women Behind the Mic

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Judith Rosenbaum talks with some of our favorite Jewish women podcasters: Stephanie Butnick from Unorthodox, Judy Gold from Kill Me Now, and Emily Bazelon from Slate's Political Gabfest.


 2023-03-14  23m

Episode 87: Jodi Kantor Said

In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni Rous talks with Jodi Kantor about breaking the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse story, which helped ignite the #MeToo movement. 


 2023-02-28  26m

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