11 episodes

Welcome to the Jewish Women podcast, where we learn about the lives of biblical women and how they can help us navigate being a Jewish Woman in a confusing world.

The Jewish Women Podcast Shanie Cooper

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Welcome to the Jewish Women podcast, where we learn about the lives of biblical women and how they can help us navigate being a Jewish Woman in a confusing world.

    Bruriah: Embracing Our Femininity

    Bruriah: Embracing Our Femininity

    Bruriah was the daughter of one of the Ten Martyrs, the wife of Rabbi Meir Ba'al NaNes, and one of the most righteous, outspoken women of her time. She introduced new concepts into Jewish law, routinely schooled the great men around her, and ardently supported her husband and her family. Yet many of the stories mentioned about her are worrisome and strange, and it is difficult to know what to take from them. Ultimately, is Bruriah a role model, or a cautionary tale? 

    Let us know what you think about this episode, and our other episodes, at ratethispodcast.com/jewishwomen.

    • 9 min
    Rachel, Wife of Rabbi Akiva: Maintaining Your Focus

    Rachel, Wife of Rabbi Akiva: Maintaining Your Focus

    Often times, when we get inspired, we start something new, make a change, do something awesome, only to have it fall by the wayside when things get tough, or boring, or routine. How do we maintain our focus and not lost that initial spark? Rachel took the ultimate chance by marrying Rabbi Akiva on the very distant hope that he would become a great scholar. How did she keep going even when he disappeared for twenty-four years, left her with nothing, and gave her no help? Find out in this week's podcast.

    Let us know what you think about this episode, and our other episodes, at ratethispodcast.com/jewishwomen.

    • 9 min
    Batsheva: The Meaning of Royalty

    Batsheva: The Meaning of Royalty

    The story of David and Batsheva is a crazy one at first glance - David sees a beautiful (MARRIED) woman, has an affair with her, has her husband killed and then marries her. What!? But upon deeper inspection, we can learn lessons of faith, leadership, and what royalty really means, as well as some takeaways for this crazy Corona Crisis.

    Let us know what you think about this episode, and our other episodes, at ratethispodcast.com/jewishwomen. 

    • 14 min
    Michal Daughter of Shaul: Challenging Our Beliefs

    Michal Daughter of Shaul: Challenging Our Beliefs

    Michal, daughter of Shaul, was the much-beloved wife of King David. She helped him escape her father's assassination attempts, remained loyal to him throughout years of separation, and loved him for years. Yet she remained unable to accept her husband for who he was and ended up being punished severely for not supporting David when he wanted her there with him. What is the lesson here? Is it a lesson in how to treat your husband? Or is there a deeper issue that we can take out of this incident?

    Let us know what you think about this episode, and our other episodes, at ratethispodcast.com/jewishwomen.

    • 9 min
    Serach Bas Asher: Holding Your Family Together

    Serach Bas Asher: Holding Your Family Together

    Most people have heard of the niece of Yaakov Avinu who brought out her harp and sang to Yaakov about his son Yosef still being alive. But what else do you know about her? Turns out, she was a pretty important person in history, and she was the one who held her family together in the most difficult of times. Who was Serach, and what can we learn from her?

    Let us know what you think about this episode, and our other episodes, at ratethispodcast.com/jewishwomen.

    • 8 min
    Elisheva, Wife of Aharon: Real Leadership

    Elisheva, Wife of Aharon: Real Leadership

    How much do you know about Elisheva, the wife of Aharon HaKohein? Probably not much, since there is only one passuk in the Torah about her, and she has no speaking lines. Yet her name and essence means royalty, and she is the definition of leadership. Why? How could someone so quiet and enigmatic define leadership? The answer gives us some meaningful ideas about what real leadership is, and how we can incorporate that into our own lives.

    • 20 min

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