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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
    • 4.8 • 31 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.

    Planning For The New Year

    Planning For The New Year

    Jenna shares a life-changing tool for reflecting on the past year and planning for the next. In doing so, she sheds light on some fundamental ideas going into Rosh Hashanah. 

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    • 12 min
    Elul & My Grandma's Painting

    Elul & My Grandma's Painting

    Jenna shares a personal story about a painting she discovered from her grandma, along with some ideas about the Hebrew month of Elul and the process of teshuva  (repentance). 

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    References:

    ·      Lamed Vav, a collection of favorite stories of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach ztz”l, p. 123
    ·      The Psychology of Teshuvah by Rabbi Tzvi Rubin and Yosef Venokur 

    To view the painting, visit @modernjewishgirl on Instagram 

    • 11 min
    Shavuos: When We Give, We Receive Much More

    Shavuos: When We Give, We Receive Much More

    On Shavuos, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah, we read Megillas Ruth, the book of Ruth. What is the connection here?  Jenna offers an explanation and in doing so, speaks about the role of kindness in Judaism and how we can receive the gift of the Torah in our own lives. 

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    References:

    Seed of Redemption by Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky 

    • 8 min
    On Being Enough: A Journey Toward Joyful Living with Sarah Pachter

    On Being Enough: A Journey Toward Joyful Living with Sarah Pachter

    This week Jenna features a friend on the Podcast, Sarah Pachter. Sarah is the author of the new book, Is it Ever Enough? A Journey Toward Joyful Living, published by Feldheim. Sarah and Jenna speak about Sarah's unique Jewish background, her career as a speaker and now writer while raising 5 kids (!) and of course, her newest book. In doing so, they uncover some insights into how we can live a bit more joyfully from a Jewish perspective.

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    References:

    https://sarahpachterspeaks.com 

    • 35 min
    Helping Our Souls Shine: A Conversation With Jewish Children's Author Bracha Goetz

    Helping Our Souls Shine: A Conversation With Jewish Children's Author Bracha Goetz

    Bracha Goetz is a Harvard-educated author of 40 books that help children's souls shine and the author of a candid memoir about overcoming food addictions joyfully on her journey in Judaism.

    Bracha shares a bit about her work as a children's author and her Jewish journey. Jenna and Bracha discuss how we can access the true pleasures of this world and allow our souls to shine. 

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    References:

     www.goetzbookshop.com

    The Five Levels of Pleasure

    • 31 min
    Shifting Into Shalva & Emotional Well-Being with Miriam Gitlin

    Shifting Into Shalva & Emotional Well-Being with Miriam Gitlin

    Jenna & Miriam discuss the ideas of shalva (serenity), self-wholeness, emotional well-being, and holistic healing from a Jewish perspective.

    Miriam Gitlin is a certified life coach and creator of The Shalva Shift coaching program.  She is also an artist, a wife and mother of 7 fabulous children, k”ah, former kallah (bride) teacher and marriage educator, and a writer, with two published books and over 100 stories and articles that have been printed in Binah, Hamodia, Ami, Mishpacha, and more. Miriam is passionate about helping Jewish women who are struggling with challenging situations to achieve serenity and fulfillment in their lives and relationships.

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    References:

    https://miriamgitlin.com

    https://miriamgitlin.com/steps - The Free 5 Step Path from "Too Much" to Serenity 

    • 35 min

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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