Women's Roundtable


Women's Roundtable: Abortion; Representation

The state of abortion in Israel and the ways in which Jewish women are shaping Americn politics are the topics of this edition of the Women’s Roundtable podcast. Lilith magazine editor Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith assistant editor Sonia Isard and Forward news fellow Naomi Zeveloff join Sisterhood editor Gabrielle Birkner for the discussion. Then Forward editor Jane Eisner explains her campaign to combat the under-representation of women in American Jewish life.Read More


The Women's Roundtable: E.M. Broner's Legacy; Circumcision Controversy; Men Behaving Badly

The life and legacy of pioneering feminist E.M. Broner, the controversy surrounding a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban circumcision and (male) politicians behaving badly are the topics of the latest Women’s Roundtable. Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider, senior editor Rabbi Susan Schnur and assistant editor Sonia Isard join Sisterhood editor Gabrielle Birkner for the discussion.Read More


Women's Roundtable: Passover, Fashion and Piety

In this edition of the Women’s Roundtable podcast, a co-production of the Forward’s Sisterhood blog and Lilith magazine, panelists weigh in on what fashion has to say about piety, and they take a look at how feminist Passover rituals have evolved. Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider, Lilith associate editor Sonia Isard and Sisterhood contributor Debra Nussbaum Cohen join Sisterhood editor Gabrielle Birkner for the discussion.Read More


Women's Roundtable: The Pay Gap & The Pill

The pay gap between men and women in the Jewish communal workforce, what perpetuates this gap, and whether or not oral contraceptives have led to a fertility crisis are the subjects of the Women’s Roundtable. Forward editor Jane Eisner, Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider and Lilith associate editor Sonia Isard join host Gabrielle Birkner.Read More


Women's Roundtable Podcast: The Modern 'Balebuste'; Welcoming Lev Shalem; Haiti's Rape Crisis

In the latest episode of the Women’s Roundtable Podcast, host Gabrielle Birkner speaks with Forward Editor Jane Eisner, Lilith Editor Susan Weidman Schneider, and Lilith Associate Editor Sonia Isard about whether modern Jewish women should be embracing or eschewing the moniker “balebuste,” Yiddish for homemaker, and the domestic work that it implies. The panel also discusses why Haiti’s tent cities are such dangerous places to be female, and weighs in on the new, more inclusive Conservative movement prayerbook. Then, each woman shares her mother’s favorite saying — be it wacky, witty or wise (or some combination therein).Read More


Women's Roundtable: JAP-TV; Jewish Eggs; Mah Jongg's Evolution

In the second installment of our women’s roundtable podcast, the Forward’s web editor Gabrielle Birkner speaks with Forward editor Jane Eisner, Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider and Lilith associate editor Sonia Isard about a proposed reality show about self-proclaimed Jewish American Princesses, the evolution of the game of mah jongg, the high demand for Jewish donor eggs and the first crisis pregnancy center geared toward Jewish women. The editors also recall the moment they first knew they were feminists.Read More


Women's Roundtable: The Rabba Debacle and the Yenta's Changing Face

The first in a series of podcasts jointly produced by the Forward’s Sisterhood blog and the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith features Forward and Lilith staffers discussing a range of Jewish women’s issues. On the agenda: the debate over what Orthodox women serving in rabbinic roles should be called, Jewish women in the business of advice, and food’s growing importance in Jewish dating and mating rituals. Forward editor Jane Eisner, Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider and Lilith associate editor Melanie Weiss join The Sisterhood’s Gabrielle Birkner in the Forward studio.Read More





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