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Welcome to the Modern Jewish Girl Podcast, where Jenna Maio shares eternal Jewish wisdom and applies it to our everyday lives. Jenna earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Emory University and a J.D. and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She fell in love with Torah learning on her first trip to Jerusalem over ten years ago and has been learning ever since. If you enjoy what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and to her newsletter at modernjewishgirl.com.

Modern Jewish Girl Jenna Maio

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Welcome to the Modern Jewish Girl Podcast, where Jenna Maio shares eternal Jewish wisdom and applies it to our everyday lives. Jenna earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Emory University and a J.D. and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She fell in love with Torah learning on her first trip to Jerusalem over ten years ago and has been learning ever since. If you enjoy what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and to her newsletter at modernjewishgirl.com.

    Growing Through Pain: Torah Lessons of Comfort and Guidance

    Growing Through Pain: Torah Lessons of Comfort and Guidance

    We all go through challenges. I’ve been going through a several-year challenge and when I came upon a recent Torah teaching, it gave me a lot of comfort. Then it seemed like everywhere I turned, I was learning new insights into how to grow through pain and suffering. I share these lessons on the Podcast today, through the lens of my own challenges, in hopes that it will inspire you to grow through your pain. 

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    References:

    ·      Living Emunah on the Parashah, Rabbi David Ashear (Parsha Vayechi) 
    ·      Yehudis Golshevsky, Zohar on the Parsha, Shiviti 

    • 18 min
    Bringing Light to Dark Places: Jewish Inspired Metal Music with Dovi Halpern

    Bringing Light to Dark Places: Jewish Inspired Metal Music with Dovi Halpern

    Jenna speaks with Dovi Halpern, a Jew on a journey, about what inspired him to create Jewish metal music under the name “Hashem’s Warrior.” As a disconnected child of baalei teshuva (people who chose a more observant lifestyle), Dovi shares how he made Judaism his own. Jenna and Dovi speak about the role of music in Judaism, suffering and the human condition, mental health through spiritual growth, what it means to be a warrior for Hashem, and much more.

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    References:

    Hashem’s Warrior Website
    Hashem's Warrior Instagram 
    Hashem’s Warrior on Spotify & YouTube 
    https://jewishinreach.com/ 
    Sinai Speak  

    • 56 min
    Chai on Life with Alex Segal

    Chai on Life with Alex Segal

    While working at her dream job at Seventeen Magazine, Alex found herself on a Jewish journey. Join Jenna and Alex as they schmooze about Alex's journey from New York to Israel to Moscow (!) Jenna and Alex discuss all facets of navigating life, both professionally and personally, while growing Jewishly. Alex also tells us about her new, beautiful online magazine for Jewish women,  Chai on Life. 

    About Alex:  Alex Segal is an editor, writer, and content creator. Most recently, she launched a website called Chai on Life to profile and highlight inspirational Jewish women. Previously, she served as the editor-in-chief of 2.0 — a business magazine from Mishpacha, news editor at People Style, and assistant editor at Seventeen. Her work has appeared on POPSUGAR.com, People.com and Time.com. She is a graduate of Binghamton University with a degree in English. Alex currently lives in Moscow, Russia with her husband and son.

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    References:

    https://chaionlifemag.com 
    @chaionlifemag   

    • 46 min
    A Conversation with Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky of SHIVITI

    A Conversation with Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky of SHIVITI

    Jenna speaks with her Torah teacher in Israel, Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky. 

    Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky has been a well-known Torah educator in Jerusalem and abroad for twenty-five years, with students all over the world. She is a published author, editor, and translator... but teaching Torah is her first love.
    Rebbetzin Yehudis is now the director of SHIVITI, a Torah school for women, which offers a variety of Torah classes in person and on zoom. 
    In this episode, Rebbetzin Yehudis and Jenna talk about the evolution of SHIVITI and why it adds something special to the Jewish world. Along the way, Rebbetzin Yehudis shares pearls of wisdom about what it means to live and learn as a Jewish woman.

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    Reference:

    Shiviti

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Eternal Light of the Chanukah Candles

    The Eternal Light of the Chanukah Candles

    Based on the Torah of the Nesivos Sholom, Jenna discusses the miracle of the Menorah lights that we celebrate on Chanukah and their deeper, eternal meaning. 

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    Sources:

    Gems From the Nesivos Shalom

    The Sisters of Auschwitz 

    • 13 min
    How To Glow: Tips For Marriage and Beyond with Kayla Levin

    How To Glow: Tips For Marriage and Beyond with Kayla Levin

    Kayla tells the story behind her popular podcast, How To Glow  (formerly First Year Married) and how she became a life and marriage coach. Kayla and Jenna chat about how Kayla helps anxious and insecure newly married (and not so newly married) women become confident and connected through her coaching work. In doing so, they uncover some universal truths about living a happy and fulfilling married life. 

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    Sources:

    https://firstyearmarried.com/
    @firstyearmarried 

    • 56 min

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29 Ratings

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