The Conversion Episode: Ep 136

The Conversion Episode: Ep 136

Episode Info: On Shavuot we read the Book of Ruth, which tells the story of Ruth, the first convert to Judaism, who ultimately becomes the great-grandmother of King David. In Ruth’s honor, this week we’re talking about conversion to Judaism, and hearing...
Motherhood, Burgers, and Bacon: Ep. 135

Motherhood, Burgers, and Bacon: Ep. 135

Episode Info: Our Jewish guest this week is Peninah Lamm Kaplansky, who in 2015 wrote a candid and moving account of her miscarriage, at 21 weeks, and the need for more resources and discussion surrounding infertility and miscarriage in Jewish communities. Our Gentile...
Checks and Balances: Ep. 134

Checks and Balances: Ep. 134

Episode Info: It’s Lag Ba’Omer, aka the 33rd day of the Omer, aka the period between Passover and Shavuot! Our Jewish guest is Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose new book, ‘With Liberty & Justice: The 50-Day Journey from Egypt to Sinai,’ explores...
Knocked Out: Ep. 133

Knocked Out: Ep. 133

Episode Info: Natalie Portman won’t accept ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ in Israel, plus Jewish artichoke drama in Italy. Our Jewish guest is Rachel Simmons, the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live...
Netflix and Phil – Episode 125

Netflix and Phil – Episode 125

Our Jewish guest is Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, whose new Netflix series ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ chronicles his eating adventures around the word. He tells about the episode filmed in Tel Aviv—with cameos from chefs Michael Solomonov and...
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