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Nice Jewish Girls

This podcast is not about Nice Jewish Girls. It’s about Jewish girls who are so much more than nice. It’s about journalists and authors, speechwriters and senators, prime ministers and rock stars. This podcast will redefine the way we see Jewish women—not as Jewish American Princesses, not as nags or klutzes, not as bossy or loud. As strong, as smart, as fearless. As Esthers, as Rachels, as Miriams. Every week, host Julia Jassey will be speaking to Jewish women who are breaking new ground and changing history.

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S1
E14
38 mins

Fleur Hassan Nahoum is the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem. In this conversation, Fleur and Julia delve into the different heights feminism has taken Jewish women in Israel and throughout the diaspora.

S1
E13
38 mins

Ashley Seruya is a therapist and advocate for mental health and body positivity. In this conversation, Julia and Ashlet delve into the complexities of intergenerational trauma, mental health, and gender roles in the Jewish community.

S1
E12
31 mins

Dani Goldblatt is a Kosher Barbecue chef and teacher of Jewish subjects. Her career centers around making the implicit relationship between food and Judaism explicit. In a field that has historically lacked both female and Jewish representation, Dani shows us the impact our work can have—on one family at a time.

S1
E11
40 mins

Dr. Erica Brown is an educator, interviewer, and Jewish leader. With an extensive career in writing and academia, Dr. Brown has also committed herself to preserving Jewish history by perfecting the art of the interview. She’s spoken with major leaders in the Jewish world: from Jeffery Goldberg to Deborah Libstaft to Sarah Hurwitz.

S1
E10
28 mins

Carly Rothenberg Friedman is an entrepreneur and founder of My Tzedakah Fund, a tech platform dedicated to bridging the gap between next generation philanthropist and worthy the Jewish charities all over the world. In this conversation, we dive into her experience beginning her own business with an all-female team, and we ask the question: Why Tzedakah?

S1
E9
30 mins

Sophie Frieden is an Orthodox feminist activist and co-founder of Jewish on Campus. She runs a Tiktok account called Frum Feminist, which represents two super different communities: religious Orthodoxy and feminism.

S1
E8
40 mins

Dr. Einat Wilf is a former member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Einat uses her unique identity as a Zionist, a feminist, and an atheist to be a progressive advocate for Israelis. She is an advocate, educator, politician, and author.

S1
E7
41 mins

Maytal Shainberg is a business developer, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and an advocate for other women in her community. In this conversation, Maytal shows us an important example of representation for Orthodox Jewish women in the business world—a community that is misunderstood and misrepresented.

S1
E6
54 mins

Eve Barlow is a music journalist, an activist, a Twitter provocateur, and an impassioned and vocal Zionist and feminist. She is a bold voice both online and on paper—both for her unabashed commitment to advocacy and her vulnerability in the face of antisemitism. In this conversation, we dig into both Barlow’s impressive career as well as her enduring experiences as an activist and voice for change.

S1
E5
36 mins

Tehila Friedman is a former member of Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and a champion voice in the Orthodox Feminist world. Friedman is a part of a new generation in Israeli politics who are setting the groundwork for a new wave of Israeli politics and new wave of religious feminism. In this conversation, we discuss the complex relationship between the identities Tehila holds, and we explore the impact of their synergy on the future of the Jewish world. Needless to say, she is so much more than a Nice Jewish Girl.

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