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The Franciska Show

Enjoy the all new relaunched show on which Franciska hosts interesting conversations around topics that are unspoken within the Orthodox Jewish Community. Franciska interviews every day frum people on personal topics in an uncensored way, yet with great sensitivity. If you are an intellectual Jew of any kind, you will enjoy these episodes. Franciska launched her career as CEO of Kay Productions LLC, a white glove podcast production & promotion agency from building an audience for her Jewish original music through podcasting herself. If you are thinking of launching a podcast or simply are looking to outsource the production & promotion - book a call with Franciska to get you started. www.franciskakosman.com www.franciskamusic.com This is a JewishCoffeeHouse.com Podcast

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How Far Does The Chain of Enabling Enablers Go?- With Shana Aronson
Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then please consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska (Kol Isha) Vehi Sheamda: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27B0kkDt7w Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2vKDIunaBE5iBj2p6F7wZ0?si=2721f920a22049b8 Melody Of Miriam (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBi6o4H_ak   Twitter Thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1479976609226661892.html JCW Wall of Shame: https://www.jewishcommunitywatch.org/wall-of-shame/aaron-teitelbaum Account that documents the singers and vendors who knowingly work with on IG @theyworkwithaaronteitelbaum  https://www.instagram.com/theyworkwithaaronteitelbaum?igsh=MXA1YWoxejVtMTR6cQ==   Link to video: TRIGGER WARNING https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0QwE_8uK5I/?igsh=MWsyenFwNnJudXA1bQ==     This episode addresses the critical need for supporting abuse survivors within religious communities and delves into the complexities of confronting abusers and enablers. It highlights the importance of maintaining distance to not endorse abusers, discusses the challenges in exposing abusers sensitively, and advocates for informed and compassionate approaches by community leaders. Furthermore, it explores issues of sexual assault, consent, and the impact of pornography on adolescents, emphasizing the necessity of addressing boundaries and toxic messages around sexuality.   Shana Aaronson holds a Bs. in Psychology, as well as certification and training in educational guidance counseling, abuse prevention, and IFS Therapy. Her experience began with mentoring at-risk youth within several programs. She was assistant director at Tzofiah, a residential, therapeutic home for adolescent girls where she supervised staff, co-facilitated DBT group sessions, and coordinated Tzofiah’s administrative needs. She became the social services coordinator for Magen Child Protective Services, supporting families where children had been physically and sexually abused, then case manager and Magen’s executive director. Shana volunteers as Jewish marital law coach and birth assistant for women with histories of sexual and physical abuse. She lives with her family in Mateh Yehuda, Israel   Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
74:36 4/16/24
The Invisible Wounds: Navigating Narcissism in Family Dynamics - with Miriam
(Kol Isha) Vehi Sheamda:  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27B0kkDt7w Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2vKDIunaBE5iBj2p6F7wZ0?si=2721f920a22049b8 Melody Of Miriam (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBi6o4H_ak   Miriam shares her 15-year journey of setting boundaries and seeking therapy to cope with her narcissistic mother-in-law's impact on finances, lifestyle, and relationships. She highlights the relief found in sharing her story and the importance of professional help in navigating challenging family dynamics, while also exploring the benefits of connecting through personal stories on podcasts.   Healing From A Narcissistic Parent - with Esther Moskovitz, LCSW https://open.spotify.com/episode/4J2hnLOS56oiRf1tonjnP1?si=gP2UH_VfSTOzrajdMG2DxA   Do you enjoy the Franciska Show? Then consider treating me to a cup of coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska     Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  
42:55 4/11/24
Why Charedi Women Left Education for High-Tech - with Maly Goldschmidt
Link to DATA Graphs mentioned in the episode. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1skAYvQZDEbt6juQo0BgFSFRL7c6h8kv7/view?usp=sharing About Out Guest: Having grown up in a European household in the heart of Jerusalem, the mix of cultures is the essence of who Maly Goldschmidt is. She works as an Electrical Engineer and is completing her Masters in Cyber Security but much prefers creating cute designs on Canva and cooking exotic foods. In her free time, Maly enjoys painting, reading and kickboxing. https://www.linkedin.com/in/maly-bronner-goldschmidt-20b298295/     (Kol Isha)   Vehi Sheamda:  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27B0kkDt7w Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2vKDIunaBE5iBj2p6F7wZ0?si=2721f920a22049b8   Melody Of Miriam (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOBi6o4H_ak       https://www.buymeacoffee.com/franciska Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network. DONATE TO CHOCHMAT NASHIM https://causematch.com/chochmatnashim2024/fran
52:37 4/9/24
Double Trouble: Stories of Resilience & Hope in Hard Times - with Shira Nebenzahl Meuchas
New Franciska Release: First official Cover of "Vehi Sheamda": https://open.spotify.com/album/2UnmpGxaMahVms9guRGGhs?si=DkTols2TRj2k-BC4WAQayA Delve into a family's poignant experience in Israel amidst conflict, portraying resilience, community support, and the struggle to maintain normalcy. Through displacement, coping strategies, and global solidarity, the narrative unveils the intertwining themes of trust, adversity, and steadfast determination.   About Our Guest: Shira Nebenzahl Meuchas is a freelance project manager. She works for the International Resilience Center of Sderot, where she and her family have been living for the past 4 years. In her "free time" Shira is part of the leadership of a community on Sderot, believing that community is a tool for resilience.   Shira is married to Yedidya, who is serving currently in Miluim, and they have 2 sons. Since Simchat Tora, she has moved around with her kids for over two weeks after the war broke out until they settled temporarily in Jerusalem where they were B"H able to create stability.     https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100026813442817  https://www.instagram.com/shiranebenmeuchas/ Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
46:04 4/2/24
The Aguna Cases You DON’T Know About - with Keshet Starr
Episode on Chochmat Nashim with Flatbush Girl: https://www.chochmatnashim.org/podcasts/ This episode features an in-depth conversation with Keshet Starr, CEO of ORA (Organization for the Resolution of Agunot), exploring the complex issue of Jewish divorce refusal. Starr discusses the organization's multifaceted approach to assisting individuals facing such situations, emphasizing the importance of early intervention, legal and communal strategies, and the role of Halakhic prenups in preventing and resolving divorce refusals.   The conversation also addresses the broader implications of advocacy and community involvement in these sensitive matters, highlighting the necessity of both public and behind-the-scenes efforts to effect change and support affected individuals. Additionally, Starr advocates for a nuanced understanding of rabbinic roles and stresses the collective responsibility to address and mitigate the challenges associated with Jewish divorce refusal. Helpline: +1-844-OSF-LINE intake@getora.org   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
61:30 3/26/24
Learning vs. Serving, - Is it a Cop Out? - with Rabbi Scott Kahn
About this episode:   Throughout the conversation, Rav Scott Kahn discusses the challenging dynamics between Charedi and Dati Lumi communities in Israel, especially in light of military service disparities and societal contributions during times of conflict. He also touches upon the issue of religious and political leadership within the Charedi community and suggests the need for innovative solutions to address current challenges. This episode provides insight into significant topics affecting Orthodoxy today and explores personal and communal responsibilities in the context of modern-day Israel.   About our guest:   Scott Kahn is the Founder and CEO of Jewish Coffee House, the host of the Orthodox Conundrum Podcast and co-host of Intimate Judaism, and a veteran educator. Scott is a Rabbi and was formerly a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Israel. He and his wife Aliza live in Ramat Beit Shemesh with their seven children.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/432020081498108 https://twitter.com/JewishCoffeeH https://www.facebook.com/scottalankahn https://scottkahn.substack.com/     Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
53:25 3/19/24
My Service in Gaza & Life After - with Isaac Nadoff
  About The Episode: In this episode Isaac Nadoff, an IDF reservist, shares his compelling story. Raised in Pittsburgh with a religious upbringing, Isaac details his decision to enlist in the Israeli army after a life-changing conversation with his brother. He recounts his experiences as a combat medic stationed on the Syrian border and later in Gaza, highlighting the challenges of combat, the psychological impact of war, and the importance of support organizations like Nevut for returning soldiers. Isaac also discusses the transition back to civilian life in Pittsburgh, the struggle with PTSD and therapy, and the nuanced relationship with faith post-service. The episode underlines the importance of community, support, and understanding the multifaceted experiences of soldiers returning from conflict zones. About Our Guest: Isaac is a former IDF Combat Medic, Pittsburgh Paramedic, and is now a current IDF Reservist who spent around 50 days in Gaza serving as a Combat Medic once more. He is currently back in the states working as a Paramedic before his next call up. More information and link to donate: https://nevut.org   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
48:52 3/12/24
Saving Lives: Vital Conversations on Suicide Awareness and Prevention - with Menachem Hojda, LMSW-C
This episode conversation primarily revolves around the sensitive issue of suicide.   Menachem Hojda, a trained mental health professional, enlightens listeners on understanding and responding to signs of suicidal thoughts in individuals. He emphasizes the importance of open discussion about suicide to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness experienced by those with suicidal thoughts. He also stresses the need for suicide intervention training for professionals and community members alike to enable effective support for those needing it. This conversation also involves discussing the concepts of suicide awareness, suicide alertness, and suicide intervention.   Suicide Helplines from around the world: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html?fbclid=IwAR2yMY1QYPof5sWiSa6t2FyCL5fkYF4hulyjwHjt8JFZb92Rxe71rOcQh-o   Amudim Crisis Line https://amudim.org/domestic-violence/#crisis   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) https://988lifeline.org/   Resources for those who have lost someone to suicide https://afsp.org/ive-lost-someone/   Kevin Hines' story of surviving suicide https://youtu.be/NlyrDLQuPbo?si=aaLCoRjZWj5AvUv3   Living Works Suicide Trainings https://livingworks.net/   Recommendations for Media Covering Suicide https://reportingonsuicide.org/     About Our Guest: Menachem Hojda LMSW-C is the grandson of 4 Holocaust survivors. He was given the name Menachem because its meaning “the one who comforts” describes the hope his grandparents felt as they healed from the cruel genocide of their families with the birth of a new generation. Menachem strives to live up to that legacy by doing his part to value the miraculous healing made possible when people experience connection and belonging. As an Adjunct Professor at Touro University Graduate School of Social Work, and a Field Instructor at University of Michigan School of Social Work he explores the application of these concepts with students. He is a Master Trainer at Living Works and trains for Oakland Community Health Network. He practices Clinical Social Work and provides Clinical Supervision at Fairsky Foundation, and serves on the Board of Nefesh International.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/menachem-hojda-7522652b/   NEW SONG- "MY VOICE" (Kol Isha)    Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
54:15 3/5/24
Recap of The Mission Trip (LIVE)
Video shown at the event: https://youtu.be/bWZfB3EkeSs   Contact Franciska- franciskakay@gmail.com
57:18 2/28/24
Mentoring Orthodox Jewish Women in Science - with Dr. Daniel Edelman
Melody of Miriam: https://open.spotify.com/track/48ZamQlV3BYQ0Y2V3nVQsq?si=KPviRnejR8eJWuvPQYctdA&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A5rcHF9LH4YGyXzkJXnbnoj   This episode features Dr. Daniel Edelman sharing his journey from a traditional Jewish upbringing to pursuing a career in science, despite initial aspirations for a Kollel life. They discuss challenges faced by Orthodox Jewish women in secular fields and initiatives to integrate them into science careers. Dr. Edelman talkes about a mentorship program he founded addressing cultural clashes and the importance of maintaining personal values. The program's impact is evident through participant achievements, culminating in presentations at NIH poster day. Over 60 women have benefited, underscoring the importance of mentorship and community support for Orthodox Jewish women in science. The discussion also raises questions about gender-specific mentorship needs within the community.   About Our Guest: Daniel Edelman, PhD, initially wanted to be a Rebbe in a Yeshiva Gedolah. However, Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg, ZT”L, suggested Plan B; as in B in Biology! Dr. Edelman earned his M.S. in Applied Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1993. He then worked as a research associate at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore and as a molecular technologist at the University of MD Medical Center in Baltimore. In 1997, Dr. Edelman began dissertation research in infectious disease and earned his PhD in medical pathology in 2005. From 2006-2007, he worked as a scientific reviewer with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Next up was 13 years at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as the laboratory manager of the Clinical Molecular Profiling Core supporting NCI clinical cancer research. While there he also began a program to provide a mentored pathway into the sciences for Orthodox Jewish women. From 2020-2023, Dr. Edelman returned to the FDA as a policy analyst. Now back at NCI since last fall, he now works as a program officer focusing on cancer screening and clinical trials. All statements by Dr. Edelman are his alone and do not reflect those of the US Government.   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
56:50 2/27/24
“MY LOVE OF LEARNING”, From Rabbinical School to Yoetzet Halacha - with Stacey Goldman
Dear Soldier: https://open.spotify.com/album/24hUv3sIZwdeTZrC9A7jLB?si=uhkL4lnsQTqK-51tTMgtlA   In this episode, we delve into the transformative journey of Stacey Goldman from a conservative Jewish background to becoming a Yoetzet Halacha, a female advisor on Jewish law, particularly focusing on the laws of family purity (Taharat HaMishpacha). Stacey shares her personal and professional evolution, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs she has encountered along the way.   About Our Guest: Stacey Nechama Goldman is a Tanach teacher at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Philadelphia. She also teaches adult education classes all over the greater Philadelphia area including Aish Chaim, Lower Merion Synagogue, and Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the U.S. Yoetzet Halacha Program of Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center and currently serves as Yoetzet Halacha for the greater Philadelphia community and the Young Israel/Aish in Las Vegas. She has published reflective essays and articles on chabad.org. You can find her audio classes on YUTorah.org and outorah.org. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and is the happy mother of many boys and accumulating beautiful daughters in law and grandchildren.   Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/staceyfruengoldman Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
58:10 2/20/24
Panel: How Much Do We Need To Know To Feel? with Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll, Carly Chodosh and Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt
About Our Panelists: Carly Chodosh, MSS, LSW is a licensed social worker and therapist who lives in the Lower Merion suburb of Philadelphia, where she also serves as the Director of the Lower Merion Community Mikvah. Carly has advanced training in sexual dysfunction as well as perinatal mental health, and works to provide holistic support to the individuals and couples she treats. https://www.instagram.com/carlodosh/  Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is a journalist, rebbetzin and mother. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Vox, Vogue, Salon, Glamour, Business Insider, Los Angeles Review of Books, Jewish Review of Books, and Religion & Politics, among others. Previously, she was an editor at the Forward and a reporter for Haaretz. She has taught journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, and is an adjunct at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram. avital@thealtneu.org   Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll is an accidental activist. Born and raised in Lakewood, New Jersey, she now lives in Israel where she co-founded a business with her sisters that specializes in messaging for businesses and nonprofits. Shoshanna co-founded Chochmat Nashim, an organization fighting extremism and raising the voice of Jewish women. Focused on the erasure and marginalization of women, Shoshanna’s articles, podcasts and lectures raise awareness of the danger of extremism and how the community can fight it. She has spoken in Knesset committee meetings and held protests outside the religious court, demanding justice for women. Her work on behalf of women in Judaism, stopping the spread of religious extremism, and current events in Israel has appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the Times of Israel, Tablet, Washington Examiner and more. She speaks internationally on the importance of a moderate and healthy community, how to be an effective activist, and life in Israel. Shoshanna and her family love trekking the Israeli countryside, and she enjoys chocolate, schug, and Speyside Scotch Whiskey. https://twitter.com/skjask/status/1394398982915469312 https://www.instagram.com/shoshanna_keats_jaskoll?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw== https://www.chochmatnashim.org/   POSITIVE ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW: @evebarlow @leekern @lahavharkov @@davidhazony @shanimor @einatwilf @IsraelWarRoom · Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
59:55 2/13/24
A Gaslighting Case in the Literal Sense - with Shulim Leifer (The Lichter Case)
RSVP link for Concert in Israel: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melodies-of-resilience-with-franciska-tickets-817010589667?aff=oddtdtcreator   About Our Guest: Shulim Leifer is a chasidish husband and father. He was a business executive in the field of Healthcare Administration, and is now a Social Justice Activist & Victim Advocate in the Charedi world.   Shulim is back on the show to share updates on the Daskal case, where Yankee Daskal pled guilty to charges of rape and was sentenced to 17 and a half years in federal prison. The survivor has filed a lawsuit against Daskal and others involved, marking a significant development in the case. Shulim also came on to comment on the ongoing and interesting details of the Lichter case, where a young woman accused her father, Menachem Lichter, of sexual abuse and trafficking. The father and mother aggressively responded by attempting to have the daughter declared mentally incompetent and involuntarily committed. Listen to hear what happened. Follow Shulim on X: https://twitter.com/ShulimLeifer   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
31:23 2/6/24
"Behind The Mic" of The Franciska Show - with (sister) Rachel Peleg
Listen to a conversation between Franciska and her sister Rachel Peleg where they discuss the evolution of the podcast, its various segments, and the impact of its episodes on listeners. The conversation touches on the significance of discussing difficult topics within the community, such as surrogacy, parental expectations, and postpartum experiences. Listeners appreciated the authenticity and relatability of the podcast, finding comfort and insight in the shared stories. Franciska discusses her motivation behind starting the "No More Silence" segment, aiming to provide a voice for survivors within the community. She highlights the importance of creating a safe space for guests to share their stories while acknowledging the limitations of her role as a podcast host. The conversation also explores the process of selecting guests and topics for the podcast, with input from both the audience and Rachel's personal curiosity driving the content. The podcast aims to address topics that are often overlooked or misunderstood within the community, offering a platform for open dialogue and understanding. Overall, the excerpt provides insight into the podcast's journey, its impact on listeners, and its commitment to exploring diverse and meaningful topics.   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
69:45 1/30/24
Navigating Faith and Identity - with Darcie (Davida) Nicole
Ever wondered about the intricate journey back to one's roots? Join us on The Franciska Show's latest episode as we unravel Darcie's captivating exploration of rediscovering Judaism amidst a backdrop of diverse religious experiences, hidden family heritage, and the changing landscapes of Jewish identity.   About Our Guest: Darcie - whose from birth Hebrew name is Davida Giborah - is a music industry professional, singer, and songwriter. She grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. She went to Berklee College of Music in Boston and lived there until she made Aliyah in 2015. She was always religious, just not in the way you will expect -- Darcie's story of how she became Observant, and how she discovered the truth about her Mizrachi heritage -- will blow your mind!     The lead singer Daniel Weiss is the student whose parents were killed from Be'eri. HIs father was killed there and his mother was kidnapped by Hamas and then killed in captivity.  Et Ha’Meginah Hazot e Efshar l'Hafsikh    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EP8BRbDiidw&feature=youtu.be   Follow Darcie (Davida) on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askdarcie617   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  
70:18 1/23/24
A Tribute to IDF Commander Uriel Cohen - with Margalit Maresky
About this episode:   This episode features Margalit Maresky sharing the inspiring story of her first cousin Uriel Cohen, an IDF commander who sacrificed his life defending Israel. Uriel's dedication, courage, and love for his country are highlighted throughout his service, leading up to the tragic event in Gaza where he lost his life. Margalit expresses pride in Uriel's sacrifice for Am Yisrael and invites listeners to visit the IDF cemetery in Har Herzl, where heroes like Uriel are buried. The episode serves as a tribute to Uriel's memory and emphasizes the profound impact of his loss on Margalit and the entire nation. Read More: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/reserves-commander-killed-in-southern-gaza/   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
15:49 1/18/24
GUEST EPISODE: What is going on with the Israeli Supreme Court? - with Estee and Avraham Sheinin (The Franciska Show)
What is going on with the Israeli Supreme Court?   This discussion delves into the Israeli political system, highlighting the significant role and influence of the Supreme Court. The speakers touch on various topics including the distinction between laws and 'basic laws' in Israel, which are somewhat equivalent to a constitution. A key point of the discussion is the power of the Supreme Court to strike down these 'basic laws', a first in Israeli history, leading to the crisis of the judicial reform that took up headlines prior to the war. The hosts also examine how this development impacts the democratic process and the balance of judicial, legislative, and executive powers. Relevant examples such as laws related to ultra-Orthodox military service and illegal immigration highlight the controversy about the Supreme Court's decisions. The conversation concludes with reflections on the difficulties of reforming the system and avoiding a constitutional crisis.   FOLLOW THE ESTEE SHOW - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-estee-show/id1678657399   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
44:07 1/16/24
"My Sweet Son Yossi" - with Sarah Rosner
How does one navigate grief and loss with emotional intelligence and sensitivity? Join Sarah Rosner as she shares her poignant journey of facing heartbreak, finding solace in music, and embracing the potential for healing.   In this emotionally charged episode, Sarah Rosner opens up about her experiences with loss, grief, and the challenges of navigating a changed world after the passing of her son, Yossi. As she reflects on the significance of spirituality, sensitivity, and community support, listeners will find resonance with their own emotions and gain insights into navigating grief.     Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
54:39 1/9/24
Rejection, Loss, Resilience & Satmar-Israel shared with Bylu Wertheimer
About this Episode: Ever wondered what it's like to challenge stereotypes within the Satmar Chasidish community? Join this episode of The Franciska Show as the first Satmar guest, Bylu Wertheimer, shares her unique journey and experiences.   Discover how Bylu, a Satmar woman, navigates diverse interests and challenges stereotypes while maintaining a strong connection to her values. Explore her perspectives on motherhood, personal choices, and the complexities of the Satmar Chasidish community's stance on Israel. Gain insights into the broader issues of ideology and individuality within a close-knit community.   About Our Guest: Bylu Wertheimer is a Wife, mother and Founder of The Slingshot Guys, a video commercial production company. Once a Doer, Doer, Doer, she now strives to embrace each day for what it is. Facing challenge has deepened her appreciation for Life, laughter and deep everlasting connection. A born teacher she will freely and passionately share whatever ideas she’s currently learning and exploring. She joins this podcast to do just that. www.Theslingshotguys.com https://www.instagram.com/theslingshotguys/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdByJiT8Tkc3KgwoZGoEhSQ  https://www.linkedin.com/company/khproductions-media Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  
60:56 1/2/24
Embracing My Jewish and Biological Roots - with Dr. Sherri Wise
About The Episode: Ever wondered how an ancestry DNA test led a teacher and Baalat Teshuva from Toronto to discover a biological sister, unraveling a journey of identity, family, and unexpected blessings? In this episode, Dr. Sherri Wise shares her captivating journey—from a non-religious upbringing and unexpected connections through DNA testing to the heartwarming discovery of her biological sister.  Dive into a story that reflects the complexities of identity and family dynamics, offering insights into trust, newfound relationships, and the unexpected blessings life can unfold. Gain a profound understanding of Dr. Wise's transformative journey from non-observance to Baalat Teshuva and the challenges it posed in her relationship with her adoptive parents. Explore the heartwarming dynamics between Dr. Wise and her non-Jewish biological sister, as they navigate religious differences and embark on a journey of connection. Delve into the Sherri's resilient response to the tragic loss of her son, finding solace in Torah and offering words of encouragement to bereaved parents facing their unique struggles. Listen now to uncover the inspiring and heartfelt narrative of Dr. Sherri Wise as she shares her journey of faith, loss, and sisterhood. Gain valuable insights into identity, resilience, and unexpected blessings.   About Our Guest: Sherri Wise is a frum mother and bubie. She has spent her professional life teaching English both in Bais Yaakov high schools and at the university level while pursuing her doctorate. She was awarded her PhD in 2017. Adopted in infancy by non-observant Jewish parents, Sherri grew up feeling a strong connection to Judaism, and she became a Balas Teshuvah in young adulthood. A year and a half ago, much to her surprise, Sherri discovered she had a biological sister. She is currently writing a book about the experience. "A Matter of Choice: A Story of Faith, Loss and Sisterhood." Follow Sherri on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SherriWise56799   Throwback Episodes: I Always Knew I Was Adopted: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1gtGgKTDc3LwpA5fai82bz?si=-3QyWAAWQpu_DtnOzLIJcw   There is Always LOSS in the Adoption Triangle https://open.spotify.com/episode/1N82YOpsGRMWIbpubFz6qP?si=ksHzSuvDT6ew5qCJ9T3JQw     Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
40:31 12/26/23
Israel: Through the Lens of Charedi Feminism - with Fainy Sukenik
About This Episode: Are you intrigued by the delicate balance between feminism and tradition within the Charedi society in Israel? Discover the journey of Fainy Sukenik, a social activist, as she navigates the complexities in this eye-opening podcast episode. Explore the evolving dynamics within the Charedi community in Israel as Fainy Sukenik, a passionate social activist, delves into her work in addressing issues like intimate partner violence and challenges faced by divorced women. Gain insights into the intersection of feminism and tradition, and discover the potential for positive change within a society rooted in deep cultural traditions. Uncover the nuanced approach needed for positive change within the Charedi society, as discussed by Fainy Sukenik, balancing the desire for increased involvement with the need for respecting cultural values. Learn about the initiatives and advocacy work aimed at supporting separated and divorced Charedi women, challenging stigmas, and fostering community understanding. Gain insights into the collective impact initiatives addressing intimate partner violence, including preventive measures, education, and collaboration within the Charedi community.   About Our Guest: Fainy Sukenik has worked to reverse stigma and isolation in highly conservative communities across Israel as the Founder of Baasher Telchi, an organization that support ultra-Orthodox and Orthodox women dealing with separation and divorce. She has been named one of the 40 under 40 most influential people in Israel. Today she is Partnership Manager in Collective Impact Initiative to prevent IVP in Israel. She between the activists who leads the "New Ultra Orthodox Community" in Israel.       Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  #Singing, #Performing, #Touring, #Costumes, #Choir, #Frum, #Music Teacher, #Jewish Culture, #Children's Choir
66:39 12/19/23
Memories of “ILANIT” MOSCOW GIRLS CHOIR - (CHANUKA SPECIAL)
LINKS to the ILANIT ALBUMS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gk0b5oMjuidblVSy58HZw NEW MUSIC VIDEO: "I'll Go" by Franciska: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiAr36Fd_fU Shim'u Melachim ft. LOLLY: https://open.spotify.com/album/4hUOhpGcjI6QbSLJH055cd?si=hFoHFqCFR4aF1iB9UO_trg We are the daughters: https://open.spotify.com/album/4sxtEEm0P4wGFiqsifQwMV?si=Pus-RdDdQBWWEVlHJfTYsQ KOL ISHA   About the episode: This episode will take you back to the days of the Moscow Girls Ensemble "ILANIT". You will hear from five guests all about the studio, performing, touring and so much more. Guests include: Rebetzin Dara Goldschmidt Ganna- (Abigayil Krouglyak) Lani Dayan Dvora Katzevman Estee Goldschmidt Sheinin       Sponsor for this episode: Many people travel for pesach to these wonderful all-inclusive kosher for Passover vacations around the world. It really is a daunting task finding a pesach program with all the info like price, reviews and hotel details, but luckily there’s a company out there called Passover Listings who makes it really easy for you to find a perfect “in your budget” program.  They also just launched a new pricing tool that allows you to get pricing across every single pesach program with a click of a button and have a passover program reviews Facebook group to find reliable reviews. Check them out at: https://www.passoverlistings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/passoverprogramreviews/?ref=share_group_link   https://www.facebook.com/groups/passoverprogramreviews/?ref=share_group_link         Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
83:32 12/14/23
Dynamics in Jewish Politics & History - with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt
NEW RELEASES: (KOL ISHA) New Music Video - "I'll GO" https://youtu.be/AiAr36Fd_fU Tfilat Haderech https://open.spotify.com/album/294eqA12hxzp0ZihmjGfcW?si=qqOw9TLXTIW_C4zNWYiXlw Humanity https://open.spotify.com/album/0rgFuR8lSAmNXdOXxXp0vQ?si=KHe5_U9hRfiAlmz845iESg   Old Chanuka Music: Maoz Tzur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwtOK0jdIqk Al Hanisim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvnVsavkI3o   More songs coming this chanuka week!    About Our Guest: Pinchas Goldschmidt is a Swiss-born rabbi, scholar, and Jewish community leader. He was the Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Russia from 1993 until 2022, serving at the Moscow Choral Synagogue.[1] He also founded and has headed the Moscow Rabbinical Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) since 1989. From 2011, Goldschmidt has served as president of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), which unites over seven hundred communal rabbis from Dublin, Ireland to Khabarovsk, in the Russian Far East. In the aftermath of increased socio-political repression within Russia in 2022 within the context of the Russo-Ukrainian war, Goldschmidt gained international media attention for his recommendation that all Jews living in Russia leave the country for their own safety and security.[2] He would later become the first rabbi to be listed as a foreign agent by Russia as a result of his opposition to war.[3] Given his role in speaking for the benefit of the Jewish community, Goldschmidt has stated that he has been a magnet for personal threats of violence by antisemitic extremists.[2]     Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  
37:35 12/10/23
My Service and Sacrifice as a Wife of a Reservist
Sponsor for this episode: Many people travel for pesach to these wonderful all-inclusive kosher for Passover vacations around the world. It really is a daunting task finding a pesach program with all the info like price, reviews and hotel details, but luckily there’s a company out there called Passover Listings who makes it really easy for you to find a perfect “in your budget” program.  They also just launched a new pricing tool that allows you to get pricing across every single pesach program with a click of a button and have a passover program reviews Facebook group to find reliable reviews. Check them out at: https://www.passoverlistings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/passoverprogramreviews/?ref=share_group_link   https://www.facebook.com/groups/passoverprogramreviews/?ref=share_group_link     About Our Guest:   Tali is grew up in Chicago and made aliyah in 2010. She currently lives in Givat Shmuel with her husband and 4 daughters where she serves as the director of Mizrachi OU-JLIC in Givat Shmuel and Bar Ilan with her husband Tzvi. Tali is also a professional makeup artist and kallah teacher and loves empowering women in both these areas!   @taliwohlglernter   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.  
45:54 12/5/23
Project "Eshet Chayal" - with Libby Kalikstein
About Our Guest: Libby grew up in Israel. Happily married and busy raising her 5 adorable children in Jerusalem. Works full time in human resources and PR for a nursing home in Ashdod. Libby is always involved in numerous opportunities for helping people.   We now have an option to donate via The Chesed Fund: https://thechesedfund.com/brachah/eshet-chayal https://youtu.be/nzZOthi2ip4 Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
15:42 11/28/23
Torah’s View on Hostage Negotiation - with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman
About Our Guest:   Rabbi Wasserman grew up in Passaic, NJ where his parents served as Rabbi and Rebbitzen of the Young Israel of Passaic. He spent high school through Bais Medrash and Semicha at Rabbi Berel Wein's yeshiva in Monsey, NY. He holds a BS in Biology, an MS in Community leadership, and a graduate certificate in Jewish Non-Profit management. Rabbi Wasserman served as a Rabbi in , NJ, Worcester , MA , and 27 years in Pittsburgh, PA. Among other projects in Pittsburgh, He founded the Gesher HaChaim Jewish Burial Society and sued the PA Funeral Board in federal court and guaranteed the right of religious and non-profit group to care for the dead with no involvement of commercial funeral directors or funeral homes in any part of the process. Rabbi Wasserman made Aliyah with his wife, Judi, in August of 2022 and presently lives in Ashdod.   Facebook: RDW Wasserman  Instagram: @rdwwasserman   @rabbiwass on X   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
49:03 11/23/23
The Indirect Effects of War in Healthcare - with Dr. Deena Wasserman
About Our Guest:   Deena grew up in Pittsburgh and spent a year studying in Israel before studying for her undergraduate degree at Stern College, where she majored in biology and minored in education. She received her MD from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She completed a fellowship in EMS and Disaster Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden before making aliyah. She now lives and works in Ashdod, Israel. www.twitter.com/deenadiamond  https://www.instagram.com/deenadiamond/   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
48:26 11/21/23
Through The Lens Of The PRE-HOLOCAUST Era
About Our Guest: Dr. Elana Heideman is a Jewish identity transformational leader and Jewish rights activist. A historian, educator, writer and motivational speaker, Elana is CEO/Executive Director of The Israel Forever Foundation, an apolitical nondemominational empowerment and engagement organization focused on building Jewish unity. She has authored numerous articles and programs that provide experiential learning opportunities for learners of all ages, and was the protege of Professor Elie Wiesel whose legacy she carries on in her unique approach to the transmission of history and memory. Elana's passion for Jewish continuity, literacy and connection drive her many efforts to facilitate dialogue and advance the personal activism of the global Nation of Israel.   https://www.facebook.com/elanayael   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
53:10 11/14/23
The Mental Health Toll in War - with Elisheva Liss
About Our Guest:  Elisheva Liss is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the New York area. She works with individuals and couples, to help improve their quality of life and relationships. The most common issues she treats are depression, anxiety, sexual, and relationship problems. Her approach is called collaborative, which means she looks at her work as a partnership with each client. Elisheva doesn't have an authoritative or specific agenda; her goal is simply to help clients achieve their goals.   elishevaliss.com/sacrednotsecret elishevaliss.com/newsletter     Check Out My Latest Single: WE ARE ONE: (Kol Isha) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZjZAkbXOo   Participate in the Blue and White Unity Campaign: Take a photo or video of yourself wearing blue and white, maybe sing a Jewish/Israeli Song, post in on social media and upload it to  https://bluewhiteunity.com/ Don't forget to use hashtags: #bluewhiteunity #wearblueandwhite    Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.
41:42 11/7/23
From "Inside Terrorism" to Inside Campuses- with Professor Bruce Hoffman
Kol Isha: WE ARE ONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZjZAkbXOo   Check Out Orthodox Connundrum: https://jewishcoffeehouse.com/politics/conundrum/ Intimate Judaism: https://jewishcoffeehouse.com/life/intimate-judaism/ Episode with Dr. Jessica Roda https://www.franciskakosman.com/podcast/episode/1d76e5e7/the-analysis-on-the-female-frum-arts-industry-with-dr-jessica-roda   Blue and White Unity Campaign: https://bluewhiteunity.com/   Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - franciskakay@gmail.com Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network.   About Our Guest: Bruce R. Hoffman (born 1954) is an American political analyst. He specializes in the study of terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, and counter-insurgency. Hoffman serves as the Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security on the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a professor at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, where he directs its Center for Jewish Civilization.[1] In addition, he is the Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professor of Terrorism Studies at the University of St Andrews,[2] and is the George H. Gilmore Senior Fellow at the U.S. Military Academy's Combating Terrorism Center.[3] Hoffman began an interest in the study of international relations while an undergraduate at Connecticut College. He received his graduate education at the Oxford University, earning his doctorate in 1986. Hoffman has since held multiple professorships and appointments. In May 2022, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Hoffman as a commissioner on the Commonwealth of Virginia's Commission to Combat Antisemitism.[4] Author of "Inside Terrorism"  
32:05 10/31/23

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