If you're fascinated by creativity in a Jewish context, join Elad Nehorai as he talks to some of the Jewish world's most fascinating creative Jews about their work, their lives, and their relationship to their religion. Rather than an interview format, these are freewheeling, intimate discussions about anything and everything.
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Artist Lenore Mizrachi Cohen Embraces Her Jewish Arab Identity (Season 2, Episode 12)
Lenore Mizrachi Cohen is a Syrian-American Jewish conceptual artist whose latest exhibition, Culture Shock, discusses the ways in which people weave together their past and traditional values with their present and contemporary culture. Rivka and Lenore also discuss the dynamics of the Brooklyn Syrian-Jewish community, negative and positive reactions to Lenore's work, and how to embrace doing conceptual, out-of-the-ordinary artwork.
Find out more about Lenore and her work: https://www.lenorecohen.com/
Jeremy Borovitz On Making Friends In A Disconnected Age (Season 2, Episode 11)
Elad talks to Jeremy Borovitz, leader of Base Berlin, about the difficulties of making real friends later in life and how to form relationships with people of different political and ideological viewpoints.
For more on Jeremy and Base Berlin: https://baseberlin.wordpress.com/about/
Singer/Songwriter Taali On How Music Brought Her Back To Judaism (Season 2, Episode 10)
Singer/Songwriter Taali talks about how music brought her back to Judaism, making songs that touch the soul, and the secret to her longevity.
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Director Paula Eiselt On Lessons She Learned From Creating 93Queen (Season 2, Episode 9)
Director Paula Eiselt talks about the experience of making 93 Queen, how she used the "hurdles" of being an observant woman as her strengths, and how creating the movie helped her realize the importance of making changes from within the Hasidic world.
To learn more about 93 Queen: https://www.93queen.com/
Watch the movie here: http://www.pbs.org/pov/93queen/video-93queen/
To support Ezras Nashim: https://www.ezras-nashim.org/
Follow Paula Eiselt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulaeiselt
And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=832716
Photo Credit: https://thelayersprojectmagazine.com/
Annita Soble On How Family And Community Shape An Artist (Season 2, Episode 8)
Rivka and Annita discuss the swerving journey of an artist unexpectedly finding her creative path, and duke it out over how to educate people in the arts and the strengths and limitations of being in a creative community.
Learn more about Annita's work on the upcoming animated film, Milkweed: http://www.milkweedthemovie.com/
Find out more about all the amazing things that Annita does here: http://www.annitasoble.com/new/
Writer Merri Ukraincik On Being Jewish In Turbulent Times(Season 2, Episode 7)
Rivka teams up with writer Merri Ukraincik on a deep roller coaster of thought, discussing everything from being gilgulim, the everlasting power of physical objects, Jewish life in turbulent times, and why the Orthodox world needs to show women's faces.
Find Merri's writing on her personal website: https://merriukraincik.com/
Photo credit to Shira Lankin Sheps and The Layers Project.
Ok you SERIOUSLY have to do a third episode with Dalia!!!! She’s too amazing not to I neeeeeed to hear the rest of her story!!!
Enlighterning and entertaining
Great host, great guests! May this podcast enjoy tremendous success!
Love the blog! Can't wait to listen!