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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 • 27 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.

    Manifesting Our Best Life

    Manifesting Our Best Life

    Jenna and "The Manifestation Mentor" Ayelet Polonsky unpack the powerful idea of manifestation from a Jewish perspective. Join them for a deep and engaging conversation filled with incredible personal stories. 

    Ayelet  lived in India for a large chunk of six years and learned Visualization and Meditation under some of the greatest Enlightened Masters, until she arrived in Israel five years ago, where she's been a student and teacher of Mysticism and Manifestation under great mystics & rabbis.

    Ayelet Polonsky aka "The Manifestation Mentor" is now an Inspirational Speaker, Life Coach, and Therapist. Ayelet is trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative Therapy & EFT. Her work has been featured in Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, Glamor Magazine, Fox News, NBC, and CBS News.

    Ayelet is in the transformation business, both personally and professionally. She lives to help herself and others break through their blockages so that they can unlock miracles… actually! More about how in this episode. 


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    Sources:

    www.TheManifestationMindset.co  

    • 53 min
    Behind The Scenes: American Birthright

    Behind The Scenes: American Birthright

    This week Jenna speaks with her friend and filmmaker, Becky Tahel. Becky is the creator of the new and internationally acclaimed documentary, American Birthright.

    When Becky's sister becomes engaged to a non-Jew, something is sparked within her.  She decides to create a film exploring intermarriage, but along the way, she realizes that she needs to explore her own realtionship to Judaism. In doing so, we get to ride along with Becky as she speaks with many of the teachers who inspired Jenna's Jewish journey as well.

    Becky and Jenna talk about the film, creating positive Jewish content, how their Jewish journeys have evolved, and so much more!

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    Sources:

    American Birthright Film

    Becky Tahel

    • 56 min
    The Mitzvah of Joy

    The Mitzvah of Joy

    Jenna explores the special mitzvah of joy, which we have every day and especially on Sukkot, the "time of our rejoicing." She explains why happiness is an obligation we owe to ourselves, others, and G-d.  Jenna shares the "happiness formula" given by our Torah sages and applies it to everyday life. 

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    Sources:

    Gateway to Happiness by R' Zelig Pliskin

    It's All The Same To Me by R' Moshe Gersht

    • 12 min
    Yom Kippur: Turning It All Around

    Yom Kippur: Turning It All Around

    Jenna gives a brief overview of the purpose of Yom Kippur in relation to Rosh Hashanah.  She delves into some foundational ideas of "teshuva" or returning to our best selves, through the prism of her own recent revelations. 

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    Sources:

    Balanced Teshuva by Jenny  Serle

     

    • 12 min
    Rosh Hashana: Returning to Ourselves

    Rosh Hashana: Returning to Ourselves

    We all want to live lives of vitality and meaning. Rosh Hashanah and the holidays that follow carve out time at the beginning of the year so we can reset our goals and re-route to get there.

    It's not about becoming someone new. It's about becoming the person we truly are inside. It's about coming home. Returning. Teshuva.

    In returning to ourselves, we return to Hashem, because He is at the center of it all...More on this week's Podcast. 

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    Sources:

    Shiviti

    The Story Of Our Lives, Yaakov Klein  (currently unavailable online, but available in some local Jewish bookstores)

    • 11 min
    Living As A Jew In The Age of Amazon

    Living As A Jew In The Age of Amazon

    Jenna discusses the Jewish perspective on physicality and materialism. She shares ideals to strive for and pitfalls to watch out for. In doing so, she unpacks the idea of the "yetzer hara," the evil inclination, within all of us. Jenna also tells stories from her own life and from Rebbe Nachman to illustrate her points.

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    Sources:

    Parsha Eikev

    Shiviti

    Root Connections in the Torah

    Strive For Truth

     

    • 15 min

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