Episode 30 of The Salon features three Jewish women who are shaking things up, and in turn we’re shaking up our format with one-on-one interviews, in addition to our usual roundtable conversation.
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This episode’s discussion topics include: why do women give less money to political campaigns; what do to about Woody Allen’s films after Dylan Farrow’s allegations of sexual abuse; does Barbie belong in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition; and how to balance religious freedom and public health when it comes to the controversial circumcision ritual of metzizah b’peh?
What to do About Woody Allen’s films after Dylan Farrow’s allegations
Does Barbie Belong in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?
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Featuring Rabbi Deborah Waxman, the new President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first woman rabbi ever at the helm of a Jewish congregational organization; documentary filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, whose newest film, “Esther Broner: A Weave of Women,” premieres on March 24th; and spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary, aka “The Hebrew Mamita.”
After the conversation, Jane Eisner sits down with Rabbi Deborah Waxman to find out what makes this trailblazer tick and what her plans are for Reconstructionist Judaism. (See highlights from the interview below.)
Interview with Rabbi Deborah Waxman, President of the RRC
The conversation continues after the show. Rachel Sklar sticks around for “After the Salon” web-only interviews with Vanessa and Lilly. Watch below to find out about Lilly’s film “Esther Broner: A Weave of Women,” what the name “Hebrew Mamita” means to Vanessa, and more.
After The Salon: Documentary Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin (“Esther Broner: A Weave of Women”)
After The Salon: Vanessa Hidary, aka “The Hebrew Mamita”
Why Does Metzizah B’peh Persist in the Ultra-Orthodox Community?
Why don’t women donate to political campaigns?