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, we turn for post-election guidance to Ruth Messinger, April Baskin, and Idit Klein—three Jewish women who have spent their lives working for social change—and visit the White House Hanukkah party.
In search of some post-election, pre-Thanksgiving meaning, host Nahanni Rous and JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum explore that great American symbol, the Statue of Liberty—and the Jewish woman who gave her a voice.
On Halloween of 1968, a coven of witches in black robes and pointy hats hexed Wall Street. They called themselves WITCH–Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell–but there was nothing violent about this guerrilla theater protest group.
This month, Can We Talk attends a Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group has been fighting for women's right to read Torah at Judaism's holiest site for nearly three decades.