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 email@example.com. 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 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.
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.