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Day in the Life
Jonathan Heller is the CEO of MikvaTech, a water purification company based in Jerusalem, where he lives
Rachel Bachrach
Day in the Life
"At first I called it the Shoel Umeishiv hotline, but a lot of boys don’t know what a shoel umeishiv is, so we changed it to Dial-a-Rebbi"
Rachel Bachrach
Breakthrough
The girls fist-bumped and smiled smugly. Mali brandished a toothpick. “Kol chassan…” she stage-whispered. Elisheva giggled
Chaya Rosen
Breakthrough
If anyone ever wondered how different two brothers could be, they could come look at Nachi and Yudi for their answer
Rochel Samet
Under 18 Minutes
A single moment can make all the difference between chometz and matzah, between success and failure. They raced the clock — and beat it!
Shoshana Neumann
Under 18 Minutes
 A single moment can make all the difference between chometz and matzah, between success and failure. They raced the clock — and beat it!
Beth Perkel
Speak Up
"As long as everyone’s chilled and happy (and you take along good food J) you can have fun anywhere!"
Elky Pascal
Cut ‘n Paste
Lieberman proved then that while most politicians may talk the talk, they’re clueless as to the walk
Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Cut ‘n Paste
To feel, to partake, to attest, I count
Reva Kaiser Barbalatt
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Glikl of Hameln is a familiar and beloved character to Jewish history enthusiasts. In this episode, we dive beneath the surface of Glikl’s words to deeply appreciate the forces at play for women of her era.
In conversation with Professor Elisheva Carlebach.
Dr. Carlebach is the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society, at Columbia University.

 

BONUS MINIPOD: Shabtai Zvi, Birkas Kohanim, and the Path Away from the Kosel

By Tzipora Weinberg

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The Silent Strength of Joanna of Burgos

Joanna is a name most people won’t recognize, but her story is one for the ages. This episode describes one woman’s faith under fire, in the aftermath of the 1391 massacres in Spain, and the ways women kept their faith throughout the years of the Spanish Inquisition.

In conversation with Yael Krumbein.
Yael teaches European History at Touro College’s Lander College for Women in New York City and Jewish history at Bais Yaakov Machon Ora High School in Passaic, NJ

 

MINI-POD: The Rivash and the Chasid Yavetz on women’s challenges and triumphs in Spain, 1391-1492

By Tzipora Weinberg

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In this episode we unpack the hidden riches of the Cairo Geniza, the largest and most diverse collection of medieval manuscripts in the world, focusing primarily on  Jewish women’s stories as they emerge directly from Geniza documents.

In conversation with Eve Krakowski, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University.

MINI-POD The Calendar Controversy: R’ Saadia Gaon and R’ Aharon Ben Meir

By Tzipora Weinberg

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Part 1: Doña Gracia’s Rise to Power
It’s absolutely appropriate to begin our quest with a remarkable woman, Doña Gracia Mendes Nasí, who was nothing short of exceptional. And I’m thrilled to dive into her incredible story with Miriam Wielgus, who is pretty incredible herself.
In part 1 of this 2 part episode, we explore Doña Gracia’s rise to power, amid the political, cultural, and religious landscape of her era.

Part 2: Doña Gracia’s Reach and Legacy
In part 2, we discover the extent of Doña Gracia’s power in every sphere of influence during the era, and the way she used her vast wealth to improve the welfare of her Jewish brothers and sisters in multiple countries. We also get a peek into an intriguing legal and halachic conflict between Doña Gracia and her own sister, which is referenced in our sources several times, and still studied today.

** The full discussion of the halachic sources referenced in the episode can be found here.

MINI-POD BONUS: The Responsa on Doña Gracia’s Legal Conflict:

By Tzipora Weinberg