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 podcasts@jwa.org. Tell us what you think of the podcast! Take our survey at https://jwa.org/podcastsurvey.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 161 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 5 hours 22 minutes

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Episode 78: Word of the Week: Gaslighting


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. 


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 2022-05-31  14m
 
 

Episode 77: Word of the Week: Yenta


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. 


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 2022-05-24  12m
 
 

Episode 76: Message From Ukraine


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.


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 2022-05-10  25m
 
 

Episode 75: Eleanor Reissa's Invisible Birthmark


In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni Rous talks with Eleanor Reissa about how her life has been defined by being the daughter of people who lived through the Holocaust.


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 2022-04-26  21m
 
 

Episode 74: A Half-Century of Women Rabbis


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. 


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 2022-04-12  34m
 
 

Episode 73: An Orange Belongs on the Seder Plate Like...


In this episode of Can We Talk?, host Nahanni Rous talks with Susannah Heschel, who created the ritual of putting an orange on the seder plate, about the real meaning behind the symbol. 


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 2022-04-05  19m
 
 

Episode 72: Ezrat Nashim Confronts the Rabbis


In 1972, a group of Jewish women crafted a manifesto and showed up uninvited to make their demands known to the all-male Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement. We speak to three of the women who were involved.


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 2022-03-29  29m
 
 

Episode 72: Ezrat Nashim Confronts the Rabbis


In 1972, a group of Jewish women crafted a manifesto and showed up uninvited to make their demands known to the all-male Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement. We speak to three of the women who were involved.


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 2022-03-29  29m
 
 

Episode 71: Bat Mitzvah at 100


The spring season of Can We Talk? launches with the first in our anniversary series: the 100th anniversary of the first bat mitzvah in America. 

 


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 2022-03-15  29m
 
 

Episode 70: Jane: Abortion Before Roe


In the years before Roe v Wade, when abortion was illegal, a group of women in Chicago saw the need and literally took matters into their own hands. 


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 2021-12-21  32m