Listen to a Podcast! If you are looking for entertainment while in COVID-19 quarantine but worried about your eyeballs burning from all the screen time, podcasts are a great alternative! These Jewish podcasts, listed in alphabetical order, ranging from serious interpretations of the Torah to ridiculous, hilarious conversations about Judaism and sex. Learn more about the variety of streaming options (part 1 features the first half of the alphabet) and tune in today!
A Jewish Life
A Jewish Life is a brand new podcast exploring Jewish identity and community life through the diverse stories of individuals, leaders, activists, creative thinkers, parents, grandparents, rebels, explorers and anyone with a story to tell!
Hosted by Nahanni Rous, “Can We Talk?” is produced by the Boston-based Jewish Women’s Archive, a national nonprofit that highlights the lives and stories of notable Jewish women. Stream this podcast to hear stories and conversations about Jewish women and the issues that shape our public and private lives.
The show is hosted by Bryan Schwartzman and Rachael Burgess of “Reconstructing Judaism.” It is designed to spark respectful, sacred conversations about the urgent issues faced by Jewish people today. Though the podcast claims not to have the answers for how Judaism and contemporary culture intersect or which trends are defining the decade right now, the way it explores its topics is very entertaining!
Two friends, Larry Rosen, a self-described “ambivalent Jew,” and Eric Goldbrener, a “fierce Jew,” share their views on topics ranging from raccoons to Middle East relations. Their show can be serious, satirical, global and mundane; no matter what the topic, it always boils down to the same question: (Is It) Good for the Jews?
Israel Story is not another podcast about Israeli politics or the threat of the Iranian bomb. Instead, this podcast hopes to present a cross-section of “Israeliness,” entering communities that are typically sidelined and silenced, and to tell stories that are not aired anywhere else.
From ancient history to current events, take yourself on a journey through the story of the Jewish People! Each short episode is relatable for anyone looking for the Jewish 101, as well as to those looking to go beyond the basic story they already know.
Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg analyze pressing issues for 21st century American Judaism. Mixing their own analysis with interviews of leading thinkers, practitioners, and even “regular Jews,” Dan and Lex look to push past the bounds of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.
Keeping Jewish Weird is a podcast about all the odd, obscure, underrepresented and unexplored corners of the Jewish world. Join hosts Eryn Black, Isaac Brickner and a slew of awesome guests as they bring their unique perspectives to the complex subjects of Jewish history, culture, spirituality and identity.
Want to keep up with the weekly parshah, but don’t want to spend your Saturday morning at services? This new podcast from Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, keeps the divrei Torah short and sweet for the shul-averse, condensing “2,000 years of Jewish wisdom into just ten minutes of modern-day commentary.”
Got halacha questions? “Responsa Radio” has answers (both existential and oddly specific) from Rabbis Avi Killip and Ethan Tucker of New York’s Mechon Hadar, a Jewish learning center. Jewish laws are held up to modern scrutiny and applied to 21st-century scenarios in questions sent in by the public!