America's Top Rebbetzins
By Vera Kessler
Powerful interviews with inspiring rebbetzins who share words of wisdom designed to instill purpose in our lives. Each rebbetzin offers her own unique insights on living a life filled with clarity and meaning.
Chany Rosengarten: Creating Boundaries--Know Who You Are and What You Want
Chany Rosengarten talks about the importance of creating boundaries in our lives in order to have healthy relationships with our husbands and children, and also in business. You need to know where you stop and where the other person begins. You are you; you are not your child, or your husband, or your friend, or your boss; YOU ARE YOU. You need to discover yourself; get to know yourself and who you are. Having boundaries helps you develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect. These are Chany's 4 Steps to Creating a Boundary: L--love--you are a manifestation of love. You are enough. A--autonomy--know who you are and what you want. N--negotiation--ask for what you need. It's your job to take care of yourself. D--direction--know where you want to go and what that destination looks like. For more information of Chany Rosengarten and the courses she offers, visit her website: https://gitty-chany-s-school.thinkific.com/
September 21, 2022
Rebbetzin Ivy Kalazan-Rosh Hashana: Everything Flows from the Beginning
Rebbetzin Ivy Kalazan talks about how Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year) is a time for planting the seeds of our intentions for the coming year. Rosh Hashana is not about the past; it's about the future. When we have our mind focused on positivity and our intentions, that energy flows from our head (our thoughts) to the rest of the body, and is manifested in our speech and our actions. Rosh Hashana is a day of possibility. In order for our Rosh Hashana resolutions (intentions) to really last through the whole year, we much take one small action step that is concrete. Once we are consistent with our actions, they become new habits, and we slowly change, grow, and become more elevated human beings.
September 16, 2022
Rebbetzin Margie Szerer--So You Think You are in Control?
Rebbetzin Margie Szerer talks about the two souls that are present inside of each Jew; the animal soul and the G-dly soul. The two souls are always fighting inside of us. The animal soul pulls us down toward our most basic needs, and our G-dly soul yearns to connect to Hashem. When we are connected to our G-dly soul, we are able to be in a state of emunah (faith in Hashem) and bitachon (trust in Hashem.) Hashem is with us at all times. He often disguises himself in nature. Those who live in the "natural" world live by the forces of nature (weather, stock market, normal explanations for everyday occurrences). People who live with the infinite reality of Hashem are able to see His hand in everyday situations (like the sunrise, a sick child getting healthy, receiving unexpected money.) They know that Hashem is with us all the time everywhere. When we bypass the natural world and are able to see Hashem in our everyday lives, we train ourselves to live in closeness with Him. The greater our bond to Hashem, the greater our trust (bitachon) in Him.
July 28, 2022
Rebbetzin Sarah Barash--Lighting the Spark of Your Divine Soul
Rebbetzin Sarah Barash is the co-founder of the Chabad Jewish Center of Jupiter, Florida. She talks about getting in touch with your inner essence; your divine soul. When we say Modah Ani in the morning, we start off the day by getting in touch with our soul and thanking Hashem for returning our soul to us. Hashem has infinite compassion for us as He wakes us up in the morning. It is part of our mission in life to expand our soul and spread that compassion to others. When we connect to Hashem through prayer and mitzvot, we shed light on the darkness and reveal Hashem's essence, thereby fulfilling our soul mission. That is deep!!!
July 27, 2022
Rebbetzin Gail Michalowicz--The Parallels Between Exercise and Torah: The Body and Soul Connection
Rebbetzin Gail Michalowicz is the rebbetzin of the Westmount Shul and Learning Center in the Thornhill Jewish Community of Toronto. She talks to us about the astounding parallels between exercise and Torah. Just like we have a personal trainer at the gym to help us workout our bodies, Hashem is the personal trainer of our soul. Just like the trainer at the gym starts us off using lighter weights and fewer exercise repetitions, Hashem starts us off with small challenges until our spiritual muscles strengthen and then He gives us harder challenges to make us stronger internally. Rebbetzin Gail emphasizes that we need to have a healthy body so that our soul can do its job.
July 26, 2022
Devorah Sisso--A Perspective on Jewish Divorce (One Woman's Personal Story)
Devorah Sisso is an internationally acclaimed Torah educator, motivational speaker and life coach. She is also a single, divorced mom with two kids. Listen to what she has to say about divorce--preventing it, and when you can't prevent it, listen to what she has to say about mourning your loss and then reclaiming yourself. Devorah talks about others being a mirror for ourselves. She also talks about a woman's very serious need to fill her own cup and to be there for herself. Don't stay in your pit! If you don't see yourself, no one will see you!
July 25, 2022
Rebbetzin Miriam Yerushalmi--Your Body is the House of Your Soul: Cognitive Behavioral Torah Therapy
Rebbetzin Miriam Yerushalmi gives a powerful interview about Cognitive Behavioral Torah Therapy, which is an innovative technique that helps people change their destructive thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions. This type of therapy has helped people overcome anxiety and depression. Rebbetzin Miriam talks about the four elements that we are made of: water, fire, air, and earth, and how they effect us. She talks about the proper way to eat and the way that food affects our neshama (soul). She also discusses how discusses the following essential things that all people need to stay healthy: strengthen spirituality, strengthen brain function, and pay attention to what and how much we eat. For more information on Rebbetzin Miriam, her books and Cognitive Behavioral Torah Therapy, please visit: https://yournewheights.com/
July 22, 2022
Raquel Kirszenbaum--G-d Doesn't Always Give Us What We WANT; He Always Give Us What We NEED (Emuna)
Raquel Kirszenbaum helps us redefine our definition of happiness. It's NOT comfort=pleasure=happiness; it's happiness=acceptance. It's through acceptance of our challenges that we grow. Raquel emphasizes that we are sometimes upset because G-d doesn't give us what we want. In that instance, we are saying to G-d: "If I were G-d, I would do things differently. He should do what I think is right." However, this is not the case, and that type of thinking doesn't bring us happiness. We must strengthen our emuna to understand that G-d doesn't always give us what we want, but he does always give us what we need. It is really He who knows better than us what we really and truly need because He is the one who sees the big picture. We need to fully trust G-d.
July 21, 2022
Rebbetzin Chaya Rivka Zwolinsky--The Hidden Secret to Healing Your Relationships
This interview has so much wisdom! Rebbetzin Chaya Rivka is the leading teacher of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov's wisdom for women in North America. She has written several books, including May You Have a Day: Making Every Day Better with the Teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and also Mashiach: Hope for Turbulent Times. Chaya Rivka tells us that in order to have healthy relationships, we have to project the positive. We have to train ourselves to think about the positive in others, AS WELL AS the positive within ourselves. The secret to having healthy and fulfilling relationships is to focus on changing our thoughts and perspectives. We need to do hitbodedut (personal prayer to Hashem in our own words). The same Hashem that gives us the problem, also gives us the solution. We need to focus on the good in the person, while at the same time asking for Hashem's help through prayer.
July 12, 2022
Danit Schusterman--The Power of Love: Creating a Safe and Happy Family (and Classroom) Environment
Danit Schusterman was a Chabad Emissary in Maui, Hawaii before moving to New York. She is the author of "A Jewish Homeschool Blog" and the Maui Kosher cookbook. In this authentic interview, Danit shares with us the power of "action-oriented" love. She explains to us that in order to develop a good relationship with your child, it has to be based on connection and trust. As parents (and teachers), we need to connect with our children where they are. Get to know your children (or students). Figure out what they like to do and what they are good at doing. Then, actively support them in that interest, EVEN IF YOU don't share that same interest. True love is doing for a person what makes THEM happy, not necessarily what makes you happy. When you create a bond with people through connection, you end up on the same team. Once you are on the same team, the power struggles decrease because your kids (and students) know that you love them and care about them for WHO THEY ARE, and that your love for them is unconditional. That is how they thrive, and that is how healthy family (and classroom) dynamics are created.
July 11, 2022
Rebbetzin Yael Kaisman--Internal Success vs. External Success
Rebbetzin Yael Kaisman explains to us how to achieve our true greatness; it's based on internal success, not external success. Hashem gives us "gifts" in life. Those "gifts" include our talents, abilities, skills, and financial circumstances, as well as our situation in life (both good and seemingly bad.) The way we use those "gifts" to develop our internal strength and to refine our personality traits and characteristics is what defines our true success. People praise us and applaud us for achieving external success, but no one but ourselves and Hashem sees our internal success. At the end of our life, we will ultimately be judged by our internal success and all the hard work and effort we put into developing who we are as people. Hashem is in control of everything. We have no control over our external success, but we do have control over our internal success, and internal success is forever!
July 08, 2022
Rebbetzin Miriam Lipskier--Bringing Geula (Redemption) to the World (Chabad Student Center at Emory University, Atlanta, GA)
Rebbetzin Miriam Lipskier is the co-founder and Director of the Chabad Student Center at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In this powerful interview, she teaches us that while previous generations of Jews had to deal with outside forces persecuting them (enslavement in Egypt, Spanish Inquisition, pograms, Holocaust, etc.), our generation is battling our own personal darkness that is within us. The work of our generation is to transform chaos into light. We need to work on getting rid of our depression and anxiety through revealing Hashem's light in this world, specifically by revealing Hashem's light within ourselves. We each have a mission and a purpose in the world. A large part of our mission is to refine our character traits by bringing Hashem into the picture. Rebbetzin Miriam emphasizes that each one of us is worthy exactly because a piece of G-d is inside of us; the light of G-d has infinite value inside of us. Moshiach now!
June 30, 2022
Rebbetzin Shterna Ginsberg--We are Spiritual Beings Having a Human Experience (Ein Od Milvado)
Empower yourself! Rebbetzin Shterna Ginsberg is the co-founder, along with her husband, of Mosdos Chinuch Gan Yisroel, where she has served as an educator since 1998. In 2012, Rebbetzin Shterna founded Energized Living https://www.energizedliving.org/ Rebbetzin Shterna shares with us some of the life changing principles from her book, Your Awesome Self. She reminds us that there is really only one operative truth in this world, and that is Hashem. Rebbetzin Shterna gives us practical tools for how we can stop listening to that voice of shame inside of our head, telling us that we are not good enough, and instead, start tuning into our authentic truth--each one of us is a holy neshama; a divine spark of Hashem. No one is better than us, and we are not better than anyone else. In this podcast, we learn how to develop a true sense of self and to see how that sense of self is connected directly to Hashem. Learn how to let your authentic self shine and empower yourself!
June 20, 2022
Rebbetzin Chanie Goldman-Life Lessons Learned from Raising a Special Needs Child (Chabad at U of FL)
Rebbetzin Chanie Goldman is the co-director of the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She shares her special journey as the Chabad rebbetzin on a college campus, as well as the mother of a child with Downs Syndrome. The life lessons she shares with us are meaningful and deep. She tells us that all Jews are one soul and that soul is part of Hashem. Our true essence is Hashem. We need to really work on looking at each other as neshamas, instead of focusing on our outside characteristics. Each soul is inherently valuable, not because of what it contributes, but because it is a part of G-d...we are innately holy. Regarding our own personal struggles, we need to know: It's not GOING to be good, it's ALREADY good!
June 14, 2022
Rebbetzin Toby Bernstein--The Value of Doing One Mitzvah One Time (Chabad Romano Center, Canada)
Rebbetzin Toby Bernstein is the co-founder of the Chabad Romano Center in Richmond Hill, Canada. She shares some interesting insights about how we can encourage Jews to become more interested in fulfilling the mitzvot, and what we can do to help our family and friends become more engaged in Yidishkeit.
June 01, 2022
Rebbetzin Tamar Taback--Rise into Your Ayshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) and Let Her Shine!
Rebbetzin Tamar Taback is the founder of the Nexus School for Transformational Torah. In this conversation, she delves deeply into the meaning of the 22-verse poem known as the Ayshet Chayil. She shares with us that you are ALREADY an aishet chayil. Hashem made each one of us unique and innately precious to Him. We need to give ourselves permission to be ourselves. Rebbetzin Taback talks about the 4 levels of interpretation of this poem that is sung to a woman, by her husband, on Friday night before kiddush (blessing over the wine.) She also gives us three way to help us rise more deeply into our own aishet chayil: 1. Start each day with prayer--connecting with your Creator first thing in the morning is very powerful. 2. Do what you already do with more awareness and intention. 3. Make Torah learning a priority--it will make a significant difference in your life. Rebbetzin Taback wrote a book called Rising! Into Your Aishet Chayil, spinning the story of feminine growth through Torah. 22 verses = 19 women. $18 https://www.school.thenexus.org/courses/aishet-chayil Visit The Nexus, home to Rebbetzin Taback's free shiur treasury and the Nexus School of Transformational Torah for Women, including the flagship Rise! into your highest Feminine series (and more). Subscribe at www.thenexus.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To watch the first class of Chava, foundations of femininity free, click HERE: https://thenexus.org/riseseries/.
May 26, 2022
Rebbetzin Leah Wilhelm--Guilt, Shame, and Chassidic Teachings (Chabad Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)
So much wisdom! Rebbetzin Leah Wilhelm is the Chabad emissary at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She shares three distinct Chassidic teachings and helps us apply them to our lives. Rebbetzin Leah shares the teaching of Miriam bat Bilga--learning to see the good in others and bring it out. She also shares about hecksher mitzvah--the beforehand preparations that we do in order to carry out a mitzvah. She also talks about how to navigate feelings of guilt and shame through Cheshbon HaNefesh (making a checklist of everything that you did during the day in order to see where you excelled and the areas where you need to improve.)
May 25, 2022
Rebbetzin Devorah Buxbaum: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life--The Power of Our Thoughts
Rebbetzin Devorah Buxbaum is the co-founder of the LEV Experience. She talks about the power that we, as human beings, have to positively affect ourselves AND those around us JUST with our thoughts. We are able to affect POWERFUL changes in our lives and in those around us, simply by rewiring our thoughts. First, we need to be aware of our thoughts. Then, we need to envision our goal in detail--really create a strong visual in our minds of how we will think and feel when we actually reach our goal. Make our vision so real that we can almost feel it as reality. Then, we need to rewrite the narrative that we tell ourselves. Instead of thinking negative thoughts like we will never reach our goal, we don't deserve it, etc., we need to think of the type of person we will be WHEN we reach our goal. Our thoughts create our reality! Rebbetzin Devorah thoroughly explains each step in detail. She also talks about how we can love others the way we love ourselves (Ahavas Yisroel.) The things she says about loving yourself first, before you can love someone else, are truly eye opening.
May 25, 2022
Rebbetzin Chaya Chava Pavlov--Jealousy: It's All the Fun You Think They Had
Rebbetzin Chaya Chava Pavlov is the founder and director of She'arim College of Jewish Studies for Women, located on Jerusalem. Rebbetzin Pavlov talks about the reasons why we are jealous, and gives us tools and strategies to work through this often counterproductive, albeit human, emotion. One of the three reasons that Rebbetzin Pavlov states is the root of our jealousy, is that we feel something in our life is missing and someone else has it! Among the multiple strategies that she offers to help us move past our jealousy is that we need to strengthen our emuna muscles: Each and every day, Hashem gives us exactly what we need, including our blessings AND our challenges. Rebbetzin Pavlov does say that we are sometimes able to use our jealous feelings for productive purposes. To do this, we need to be of the mindset to figure out what we REALLY want without taking away from what the other person has.
May 24, 2022
Rebbetzin Bracha Leeds--Be an Influencer! (Chabad of UC Berkeley)
Rebbetzin Bracha Leeds is the Chabad emissary at the University of California in Berkeley. She talks to us about the middah (character trait) of tznius (modesty) as a mindset. It's not about the clothes we wear, it's about "What does Hashem want from us in this moment?" She emphasizes that we are not exempt from stepping forward when we are needed. That is such a powerful statement! We all have something to contribute and none of us are allowed to withhold the gifts that Hashem gave us to share in this world. Regarding tznius, Rebbetzin Bracha encourages us to look at it from these points of view: 1. Tznius is yiras shamayim--fear of Hashem. It's an awareness of Hashem's presence. Know before whom you stand. 2. Determine what parts of the body really need to be covered. We want to draw only appropriate attention to us. 3. Don't follow the ways of the other nations. We are Jews and we are unique in our ways. 4. Women shouldn't wear men's clothing and men shouldn't wear women's clothing. 5. Men and women are on the same team--we should support each other by not putting a stumbling block in front of the blind. Men are given the mitzvah of not looking at women in a desirous manner. By wearing clothing that is modest and not revealing, we remove that pressure from men when they look at us.
May 17, 2022
Shimona Tzukernik--Mystical Perspective on Eating, Obsession With Food, and Achieving Health
If you have ever wondered about what is truly behind our obsession with food and eating, and if you really want to know how to achieve optimal health, you must listen to this interview. It was FASCINATING!!! Thank you Shimona Krengel Tzukernik!!! A coach and an international lecturer, Shimona Tzukernik is the creator of The Method, a practical approach to personal transformation, rooted in Torah principles and ancient mystical teachings. The Method is offered live, via teleconference and on the web. However, her most intimate work is done one-on-one as a coach for private clients. Having coached hundreds of individuals, she now offers certification in The Method. Shimona is also a certified Somatic Therapist who helps people recover from trauma. Shimona is offering America's Top Rebbetzins podcast listeners her program, 7 Foods for 7 Habits free! To receive the program materials, visit: https://shimona.org/product/7-foods-habits-nutrition/. Enter code: Vera at checkout for a free gift.
May 04, 2022
Rebbetzin Maryashie Deren Talks about Bitachon--Have "G-dfidence!" (Chabad of Greenwich)
We all have challenges in life. In this engaging interview, Rebbetzin Maryashie Deren, Chabad emissary at the Chabad of Greenwich, Connecticut, teaches us how to develop trust in G-d through 7 steps: 1. G-d is full of compassion and love 2. G-d is attentive and never ignores us 3. No one knows us better than G-d 4. Any harm or benefit that we receive is all from G-d 5. G-d can get us out of any situation, no matter how dire or hopeless 6. Only G-d knows what we really need (better than we know for ourselves) 7. We are always deserving of G-d's blessings The book that Rebbetzin Maryashie talks about in the interview is Shaar Habitachon--The Gates of Trust. Let go and let G-D!
April 28, 2022
Rabbanit Chana Henkin--The Jewish Approach to Infertility and Family Purity
Rabbanit Chana Henkin is the Founder and Dean of Nishmat. She is one of today's most acclaimed Jewish educators and a leader in re-drawing the landscape of Torah leadership and scholarship for women. Rabbanit Chana has been instrumental in creating a group of Yoatzot Halacha--women who are highly educated at the level of rabbis, specifically in the field of taharat hamishpacha. The yoatzot are able to help women guide women who are struggling with infertility. Many women have been able to conceive and become pregnant upon following the advice of the yoatzot, which incorporates the Jewish laws of family purity. The yoatzot can also answer questions about the laws of family purity, menstrual cycles, mikvah, and thousands of other questions pertaining to women and their bodies. To reach a yoetzet, you can visit www.yoatzot.com or call 1-877-963-8938 (1-877-yoetzet) from the United States. Also, The Nishmat Ha-Bayit book can be purchased from Maggid publishers: https://korenpub.com/products/nishmat-ha-bayit
April 26, 2022
Rebbetzin Fay Kranz Greene--The Legacy of an Extraordinary Chabad Emissary
Rebbetzin Fay Kranz Greene was an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for more than 30 years in various cities, including Detroit, Michigan and Richmond, Virginia. She was the managing editor of The Richmond Jewish News, and is a contributor to various Chabad publications and websites. Rebbetzin Fay shares her truly incredible journey from a seemingly ordinary young girl to an extraordinary rebbetzin and Chabad shlucha (emissary). She reminisces about memories with her family growing up, including a poignant ode to her mother, who was an extraordinary person--listen to the interview to hear all those details and more! This is truly a nostalgic and inspirational episode!
April 07, 2022
Rebbetzin Raizel Rosenfeld--Accepting Ourselves Exactly as We Are (Chabad of Portugal)
Rebbetzin Raizel Rosenfeld is the rebbetzin of Chabad of Portugal, located in Lisbon. She talks about accepting ourselves just as we are, imperfections and all. Accepting ourselves makes it easier to accept others. No one is perfect; only Hashem is perfect. You just need to try your best, and if you fail, just pick yourself up again. Hashem wants us to use the talents that He gave to us. We need to focus on cultivating and refining our own talents, and not worry about keeping up with what others are doing. Rebbetzin Raizel also offers some concrete tips on preparing for Pesach without going crazy. Remember: dust is not chametz and our children are not the korban.
March 31, 2022
Rebbetzin Dena Schusterman--Creating Connection with Our Children of All Ages (Chabad Intown)
Rebbetzin Dena Schusterman is the rebbetzin of Chabad Intown in Atlanta, Georgia. Rebbetzin Dena offers practical pointers on truly connecting with our children, as opposed to controlling them. Authentic connection leads to a strong parent-child relationship and ultimately leads your child to be more willing to cooperate you because they have formed a bond with you. She also talks about empathetic listening and really feeling the pain of your child so that they feel that you understand them and that you are not dismissing them. Rebbetzin Dena talks about the 3 brain states: Reptilian Brain (am I safe?), Emotional Brain (am I loved?), and the Pre-Frontal Cortex (makes meaning from our circumstances.) My favorite quote from this interview: Rejection is Hashem's protection! Really a strong and informative interview for those who have children or grandchildren!
March 23, 2022
Rebbetzin Bassy Landa- Animal Soul vs. G-dly Soul (Self-Compassion Plays a Big Role)
Rebbetzin Bassy Landa is the Chabad Rebbetzin of the Chabad Jewish Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Rebbetzin Bassy talks about the two souls that each of us has: the G-dly soul and the animal soul. Hashem created us with both physical and holy inclinations and both of those inclinations is what makes us human. She tells us that our animal soul is actually a vehicle of expression for our G-dly soul, and that both souls have value for us. As human beings, we have a choice to be more elevated (to be kinder, more patient, judge with a favorable eye. etc.) and we should always do our best, but when we fall short of our expectations, we should have compassion on ourselves. Hashem created us with all our flaws, and when we make mistakes, He has compassion on us. We must also have compassion on ourselves and on others. We are all putting forward our best efforts to do the best we can with what we have. We need to acknowledge that within ourselves and others. The beauty is in the struggle.
March 21, 2022
Rebbetzin Gevura Davis--Defining True Beauty (It's Not About Hair and Nails)
Rebbetzin Gevura Davis of Aish Philadelphia talks about a Jewish woman's true beauty. It's not about hair, nails and shoes. True beauty is not actually even about outer appearance. It's about your own inner essence of beauty that comes out in your daily life. Your true essence must be good in order for you to be authentically beautiful. In the words of Torah wisdom, true beauty is achieved when a person's insides match their outsides. It's a woman's attitude toward her own beauty that makes her attractive. Rebbetzin Gevura also talks about how Hashem braided Chava's hair on erev Shabbos in order to make her look beautiful. This is one of the reasons that we braid challah on Shabbos in order to make it special.
March 14, 2022
Rebbetzin Sara Yoheved Rigler--Reincarnation: When Souls of the Holocaust Return
Rebbetzin Sara Yoheved Rigler is the author of several books, including her latest I've Been Here Before: When Souls of the Holocaust Return. This riveting books talks about souls coming back into this world in order to do a tikkun. Rebbetzin Sara Yoheved specifically addresses the return of souls who were alive during the time of the Holocaust. She shares true stories from her book about people, alive today, who are reincarnations of souls who went through hardships during the Holocaust. The stories are gripping and fascinating. I've Been Here Before: When Souls of the Holocaust Return can be purchased at https://menuchapublishers.com/gsp48ppqd6 Rebbetzin Sara Yoheved also teaches a marriage class through Jewish Workshops. For more information on this class, please visit: https://jewishworkshops.com/jw/product/the-kesher-wife-workshop/ For additional information on Rebbetzin Sara Yoheved and her articles and books, please visit: https://sararigler.com/
March 10, 2022
Rebbetzin Lisa Septimus--Jewish Women in Leadership/Bringing Women Back to Shul
Rebbetzin Lisa Septimus is the Yoetzet Halacha of the Five Towns. She is also the Rebbetzin of Young Israel of North Woodmere, and a Judaic Studies Teacher at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in Great Neck, New York. She talks about the responsibilities of a Yoetzet Halacha, and how having a woman in this position is helpful for other women in the community. Rebbetzin Lisa also talks about having women in various leadership positions within the shul and the community. She also discusses various ways to make women feel more comfortable coming to shul and community events. Lastly, Rebbetzin Lisa addresses ways that women can meet each other and make friends as adults. (It's a lot easier to make friends when you are a kid, but this interview has some creative ways to connect to others as an adult.)
March 10, 2022
Bracha Goetz--Overcome Emotional Eating Using the Pleasure Ladder
Bracha Goetz, a popular author of inspirational books for children, did what many people struggle to do everyday...she overcame an eating disorder. For those who have been down this road--emotional eating, binge eating, bulemia, anorexia, overeating--Bracha offers hope in the form of the Pleasure Ladder. Bracha tells her story of disordered eating while she was a student at Harvard University. She explained that the purpose of life is to experience the greatest pleasure possible. She refers to the 5 levels of pleasure that can be found on the Pleasure Ladder. These 5 levels of pleasure correspond to the 5 levels of our soul. Level 1 (the lowest level corresponds with the Nefesh soul): Physical Pleasure--this includes natural foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats, etc., as well as movement like walking in nature and doing yoga. Level 2 (corresponds with the Ruach soul): Love--focusing on the virtues of another person fills us with an emotional feeling toward that person. Level 3 (corresponds to the Neshama soul): Doing things that are meaningful, like acts of chessed (acts of kindness) where we help others. Level 4 (corresponds to the Chaya soul): Creativity--bringing out our uniqueness by using our G-d given talents and putting them to action in this world. Level 5 (the highest level corresponds to the Yechida soul): Being in a state of transcendence, otherwise known as a state of awe where you feel connected to yourself, to those around you, and to Hashem. Bracha Goetz wrote a book teaching kids to make healthy food choices, enjoy exercise, and get enough sleep to stay healthy. This book is called Let's Stay Healthy. All of Bracha's books can be found on this website: https://www.goetzbookshop.com/
March 07, 2022
Rebbetzin Haya Uzan--Building a Jewish Community in Nigeria (Chabad of Nigeria)
Rebbetzin Haya Uzan, and her husband, Israel Uzan, are the Chabad emissaries in Abuja, Nigeria. In this fascinating interview, Rebbetzin Haya talks about the Jewish community of Nigeria, and the incredible infrastructure that she and her husband were able to create to serve the Jewish community. Rebbetzin Haya worked with her husband to build a mikvah, create a pre-school, and teach classes to women and also to men in the community. They even built a kosher supermarket in Abuja with kosher meat imported from South Africa! Rebbetzin Haya and her husband also started a program called Chabad Aid, which helps the non-Jewish Nigerian population. There is such incredible work that is being done by the Jewish community of Nigeria!
March 02, 2022
Rebbetzin Rachel Isaacs--The Importance of Being Yourself
Rebbetzin Rachel Isaacs, the rebbetzin at the Rebibo Center for Jewish life in Phoenix, Arizona, talks about the importance of being yourself. We are all unique individuals created by G-d. We all have a unique purpose in life. When we feel comfortable in our skin, we can feel free to be who we are, and only then, can we accomplish what we are meant to do in this world. Everyone contributes to the world with their own talents and abilities. Rebbetzin Rachel also talks about helping our kids feel like they belong and also to feel proud of who they are. There is a balance between fitting in with everyone else and still being true to yourself. Children (and adults alike) need to be the best version of themselves.
March 01, 2022
Rebbetzin Simone Broide of the Boca Raton Synagogue--Chesed Benefits the Giver AND the Receiver
Rebbetzin Simone Broide of the Boca Raton Synagogue discusses a variety of chesed activities that can be done by people of all ages. She also talks about family chesed projects. There are so many ways that people can get involved in acts of kindness and touch the lives of others, affecting then in a positive way. Acts of kindness benefit the giver as well as the receiver.
March 01, 2022
Rebbetzin Abby Fink--The Importance of Jewish Community
Rebbetzin Abby Fink, the rebbetzin of Young Israel of New Rochelle, talks about the importance of being part of the Jewish community. She discusses the significance of every single Jew in the community and also talks about how each person has their own unique talents that they can contribute to make the community strong and vibrant. Rebbetzin Fink also talks about the delicate subject of what a person can do if they feel that another congregant hurt them or wronged them. It's a great perspective on why Jewish community is so vital to Jewish life and how each Jew is special and needed.
February 28, 2022
Rebbetzin Chaya Chitrik--Revealed Goodness--A Life Changing Perspective (Chabad of Istanbul, Turkey)
Rebbetzin Chaya Chitrik of Chabad of Istanbul, Turkey, shares with us some powerful life changing perspectives on seeing the revealed good in our lives. When we proactively seek out the positive aspects of people and situations, and when we really rewire our brain to look for our blessings (instead of things that are going wrong), we draw down revealed good from Hashem. You see what you focus on. When we seek out the positive, our world doesn't change; how we see it and how we experience it changes. Think good and it will be good is not just a saying--it's a way of life.
February 28, 2022
Rebbetzin Miriam Mammon--The Mitzvah of Self-Care and How it Makes You a Better Person
Rebbetzin Miriam Mammon talks about the often forgotten mitzvah of self-care. When you take care of yourself, you are really and truly able to give of yourself to others. When you just give and give and give, you feel depleted emotionally and exhausted physically. You become bitter and resentful, and then no one really benefits from your giving. However, if you do make the time to take care of yourself (and it doesn't have to be a lot of time), you fill yourself up so that you can give to others without resentment. Rebbetzin Miriam also talks about what self-care really is, and she also discusses knowing the right type of self-care to give yourself. If you are giving to yourself physically, but what you really need is emotional or spiritual self-care, you will not feel fulfilled. When you give yourself the right kind of care, you begin to come to life!
February 25, 2022
Rebbetzin Shifra Sharfstein--Making Prayer Meaningful (Chabad Georgia Tech and Georgia State)
Rebbetzin Shifra Sharfstein is co-director of Chabad at Georgia Tech and Georgia State Universities. She talks about the real meaning behind prayer--establishing a close connection with Hashem. Nothing in life is by chance. Hashem prepares our path for everything. When you start your day with meaningful prayer, you own your day. You don't have to pray for a lengthy amount of time. Saying just one prayer with devotion from your heart is worth more than reciting the entire prayer book and not feeling anything. Rebbetzin Shifra also gives us some tips on how to fit even just five minutes of prayer into our day.
February 24, 2022
Rebbetzin Shula Bryski-Attitude of Gratitude-Hashem is With Us At All Times (Chabad Thousand Oaks)
Rebbetzin Shula Bryski, the rebbetzin of Chabad of Thousand Oaks in California teaches us to be truly present in the moment. Being present in the moment and appreciating what we have and what is all around us leads us to develop an attitude of gratitude. Having an attitude of gratitude is what brings us happiness. She also tells us that Hashem is with us at ALL times, and we need to be grateful for everything--the revealed good, and also those challenging situations that don't feel so good. This is because everything is from Hashem.
February 23, 2022
Rebbetzin Zelly Refson--Perspectives on Gratitude (Chabad of Savannah)
Rebbetzin Zelly Refson helps us shape the way we look at gratitude. Rebbetzin Zelly shows us how to curate our consciousness so that we learn to look for our blessings instead of what we are lacking. We choose our attitude to focus on our blessings. What we think about is our choice. Our thoughts are one of the only things that we really have control over. She also talks about the struggle she faced when giving birth to her second child, and how she managed to change her perspective about subsequent births. She mentions the organization, Bonei Olam, which has a campaign for women to light candles each shabbat, give $1 to charity, and pray for a couple who is struggling with infertility. To learn more about Bonei Olam, please visit https://www.boneiolam.org/
February 23, 2022
Rebbetzin Lea Goldstein--Raising Strong, Confident Kids, From A Principal's Point of View
Rebbetzin Lea Goldstein, is the principal at Derech HaTorah in Rochester, New York. She shares with us practical tools for raising strong, confident and happy kids--and she does it from a principal's point of view. Her strategies for instilling self-worth and self-confidence in children are right on target! She delves into being a firm parent and setting boundaries as well as the pitfalls of being an overprotective parent. Rebbetzin Lea also speaks about giving a child recognition for things that they have authentically worked hared for, and she tells us how exactly to make a child feel valued, safe, and worthy.
February 10, 2022
Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah Silberberg--On Shabbos, Feminism and Life (Chabad of West Bloomfield, MI)
Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah Silberberg of the Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan, shares words of wisdom on elevating shabbos, and making every day holy and special--hint: it's not hard! She also talks about the power of Jewish femininity and making the most out of life.
February 09, 2022
Dr. Tamar Perlman Teaches Us How to Effectively Parent Teenagers
If you have teens, you need to listen to this interview! Dr. Tamar Perlman teaches us practical and effective strategies to parent our teenagers. This is where Torah meets psychology. In order to develop a relationship with our teens, where they will talk to us and open up to us, we need to be curious about them--we need to deeply listen to what they are telling us. When we speak with our teens, we need to to respect who they are as individuals; they are not us, they are their own person. Respect leads to impact. If we want them to listen to us, we need to begin by respecting them. Once we develop a relationship with us, our words and advice will have a deeper impact on them, and we will be able to better guide them. They want to see that they really matter to you. This interview has so many more nuggets of wisdom, and the ones mentioned above are explained more deeply in the interview.
February 09, 2022
Rebbetzin Nomi Freeman--Powerful Near Death Experience Stories and After Life Communications
Rebbetzin Nomi Freeman gives a powerful interview on near death experiences (NDE). She shares stories from people who have had near death experiences (NDE). Rebbetzin Nomi also speaks about the after death communications she received from her father who passed away. She emphasizes that in the after world, good deeds, forgiveness and Torah knowledge are the currency and those are the things that matter most to Hashem. We have an opportunity now, in this life, to amass our "riches" and to do teshuva for the things we have done wrong. This is a very powerful and meaningful in-depth interview that has the potential to be lifechanging!
February 08, 2022
Rebbetzin Gitty Blotner--The Power of a Jewish Woman To Create a Jewish Home (Chabad of Mesa, Arizona)
Rebbetzin Gitty Blotner discusses the power of a Jewish woman, as the director of her home, to create a Jewish home by setting a certain tone of love, warmth and nurturing. As Jewish women, we make our husbands feel like kings, and our husbands, in turn, treat us like queens. We have the power of bina to read in between the lines of what is left unsaid in order to meet the real needs of our husbands and children. We inherited this spiritual DNA from our Jewish foremothers.
February 06, 2022
Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky--Joy is a Spiritual Discipline
Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky, director of SHIVITI www.shiviti.org.il, teaches us how we can all achieve true joy, starting by changing our perspective/mindset. Rebbetzin Golshevsky shares with us concrete tools on how to look at the positive aspects of a person/situation and how to thank Hashem for the good AS WELL AS the seemingly bad. She shows us how to discover the pleasure in simplicity, and also how to cultivate gratitude. Joy revitalizes the body. We find strength and joy in our connection with Hashem. Rebbetzin Golshevsky explains how to make the concept of joy a reality in our lives.
February 03, 2022
Rebbetzin Via Kimche: EFT Tapping-Helps Kids/Teens/Adults With Trauma, Weight Loss, Anxiety & More
Rebbetzin Via Kimche discusses EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as tapping. Energy gets stuck in the body, which can result in physical and emotional illnesses. EFT helps to rebalance the energy inside of a person, so that the body can heal itself. This technique can be done with kids, teens and adults with the help of an EFT practitioner. EFT is great for helping people deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, weight loss, addictions, and other emotional maladies.
February 02, 2022
Rebbetzin Aidy Kuravsky--From Russia With Love (Chabad)
Rebbetzin Aidy Kuravsky is the Chabad emissary to Pushkino, Russia, which is right outside of Moscow. Rebbetzin Aidy shares inspiring stories of discovering Jewish "diamonds," in the most remote places in Russia and bringing those Jews back to Judaism. Rebbetzin Aidy talks about her experience of having moved from Toronto, Canada to Russia with her husband and 9 children so that she can reach the Jews in that area of the world. This interview is very meaningful and illustrates the message of living life with purpose.
February 01, 2022
Rebbetzin Sara Blau: Close To You--Daily Spiritual Meditations Inspired By the Tanya
Rebbetzin Sara Blau's book, Close To You--Daily Spiritual Meditations Inspired by the Tanya, guides us in connecting to Hashem in a very real way. We have control over our thoughts, and our thoughts lead to our feelings. By THINKING deeply, or meditating, on the holy messages given to us in the Tanya, we can learn to FEEL genuine love for Hashem. The book is available on the following website: https://www.meaningfullife.com/closetoyou/
February 01, 2022
Rebbetzin Rivkah Slonim Shares Classic Jewish Wisdom on Raising Children
Rebbetzin Rivkah Slonim, Chabad emissary at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY, shares practical Jewish wisdom, coupled with modern psychology, in an effort to guide parents in raising their children. It's important to give children a strong sense of their own unique purpose in this world, and show them that fulfilling their purpose leads to true happiness. We must deeply love our children, and connect them to Hashem through our love. We must also model the type of moral, elevated behavior that we would like our children to emulate. We are their role models. Lots of great nuggets of wisdom in this interview!
January 30, 2022
Rebbetzin Rivka Slatkin--What to do When the Marriage Dream Doesn't Turn Out as Planned
Rebbetzin Rivka Slatkin and her husband, Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, run The Marriage Restoration Project (https://themarriagerestorationproject.com/) to help couples learn what to do when the dream that they had for their marriage turns into a nightmare. Rebbetzin Rivka and her husband help couples learn to communicate and get to know each other using various techniques, including Imago therapy, which she discusses in the interview. She teaches couples how to stop fighting and how to make their marriage stronger. Point to Ponder: Get Curious About Your Spouse.
January 27, 2022
Rebbetzin Devora Boroosan Gives Marriage CPR--Reviving Physical and Emotional Intimacy
Rebbetzin Devora Boroosan talks about how women can enjoy physical intimacy with their husbands, even after experiencing emotional and/or physical trauma in the past. She emphasizes that women need to take care of themselves so that they can better connect with their husbands, both emotionally and physically. Don't underestimate the enjoyment of physical intimacy for women. Hashem created physical intimacy for women to feel pleasure too! Key point to ponder: I'm going to think about the good today.
January 27, 2022
Rebbetzin Batya Burd-Oved: How to Maintain Your Faith in G-d While Grieving a Loss
Rebbetzin Batya Burd-Oved talks about the experience of witnessing her husband drown, and about the way she used Emunah (faith in Hashem) to overcome her grief and deal with her loss. It's the powerful story of how a 39-year old widow with several children turns her grief into closeness with G-d. Through this experience, Rebbetzin Batya learned that everything good and painful is for us to come closer to G-d. It's our own choice to turn toward Him. We are all souls in evolution. Stop fighting what is in your reality and accept it so that you can grow. Rebbetzin Batya runs an organization called Western Wall Prayers that allows people from all over the world to access the transformative ritual of having a Torah scholar pray for them at the Western Wall for 40 days. To learn more, please visit www.westernwallprayers.org
January 26, 2022
Rebbetzin Rachel Welfeld Shows Us How to Heal Our Inner Child
Rebbetzin Rachel Welfeld gives us a first-hand demonstration on how to heal our inner child. Many of the issues that we are struggling with today are due to traumatic experiences we had when we were younger. Once we learn how to properly heal our inner child, we can deal with our current struggles from a position of calmness and confidence. Rebbetzin Rachel also teaches us the importance of truly being in the moment, and she gives us the tools to help us be present in the current moment of our lives. To get in touch with Rebbetzin Rachel, you can What's App her at 404-819-9444 or email email@example.com
January 25, 2022
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller--Navigating Life Through the Chaos--Responding to Life's Challenges
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches us how to navigate life and move forward in our chaotic world. Our control is in how we choose to respond to situations. We are not in control of what happens to us, but we are in control over how we respond. She also talks about developing meaningful connections through spiritual bonding, which is what gives us true pleasure in life.
January 23, 2022
Rebbetzin Rochel Goldbaum--The Key to a Happy Marriage
Rebbetzin Rochel Goldbaum gives us the key to a happy marriage--delight in your differences. Hashem (G-d) made you and your spouse different from each other for a reason. Rebbetzin Rochel offers practical strategies for how couples can embrace their differences and learn how to love the differences in their spouse, instead of arguing that they are not doing things the way that we do them. With the concrete (and very doable tools that she gives us), you will be able to work together to resolve conflicts, including challenges with kids and money!
January 21, 2022
Rebbetzin Orit Esther Riter--Transcending Our Limitations Through the Power of Emuna
Rebbetzin Orit Esther Riter offers solid strategies to help us transcend the difficulties and challenges in our lives through emuna. She explores the healing power of emuna energy and gives us direction to help us surpass our own perceived limitations so that we can become the best version of ourselves. For more inspiring words of wisdom from Rebbetzin Orit Esther Riter, please visit: www.dailydoseofemuna.com and www.oremunaenergy.com
January 20, 2022
Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval Talks About Unanswered Prayers
Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval is the co-founder and associate director of the Jewish Family Experience, an independent Sunday school and Jewish congregation near Cleveland, Ohio. She talks to us about the possible meanings behind unanswered prayers. She also offers insightful perspectives on how to relate to Hashem (G-d) through our prayers, and shares personal anecdotes to help illustrate key points.
January 20, 2022
Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky Helps You and Your Teen Manage Anxiety
Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky is the rebbetzin at Kehilat Pardes in Rockville, Maryland. She is also a psychologist at Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington. Rebbetzin Dahlia talks about the different symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. She gives us many concrete strategies to reduce anxiety and minimize panic attacks. She also talk about how parents can help teens manage anxiety.
January 19, 2022
Rebbetzin Ariela Davis Offers Perspectives on Finding Strength, Meaning and Resilience in Life
Rebbetzin Ariela Davis offers insightful perspectives on how women can find strength, meaning and resilience to face life's challenges through Torah learning. The words of Torah that she shares are meaningful and relatable. She also talks about how handling life's struggles with strength leads to resilience. It's never too late to change your life, no matter what has happened in the past. There is always strong hope for self-growth and a happy future. Rebbetzin Ariela is currently the principal of Ulpanat Orly in Bet Shemesh, Israel. Ulpanat Orly is a high school for Anglos and recent Olot who are having a challenging time finding their place in the Israeli school system.
January 18, 2022
Rebbetzin D'Vorah Miller--Up to G-d: Down to Earth Thoughts on Elevated Living
Rebbetzin D'Vorah Miller shares short, and meaningful insights into the weekly parsha as well as the Jewish holidays. This interview contains key insights about dealing with some of life's challenging situations. Rebbetzin D'Vorah's book, Up to G-d: Down to Earth Thoughts on Elevated Living is available on Amazon.
January 13, 2022
Rebbetzin Bat-Chen Grossman--Get Close to Your Husband Using the C.A.L.M. Method
Rebbetzin Bat-Chen Grossman helps husbands and wives get connected for real. She shares with us the C.A.L.M. method to bring couples together for ultimate closeness and happiness. C--Connect to Yourself; A--Ask for Clarity; L--Listen to the Answer; M--Master a Higher Level of Consciousness. To join her FREE virtual Marriage Breakthrough Retreat (January 17-20 & 23-25, 2022), visit https://connectedforreal.com/retreat/
January 10, 2022
Robin Meyerson Helps Us Find Our Purpose in Life
Our very special guest, Robin Meyerson, who does planning and life coaching for Rabbi Nivin's Chaburas, gives us strategies for finding our own special purpose in life. She also discusses creating the right mindset to find happiness in this world and the next world. Robin's book, Middos Miracles, which talks about miracles experienced every day by regular people like you and me, is available on her website, https://www.robinmeyerson.org/
January 06, 2022
Rebbetzin Leah Shemtov--Challah is SO MUCH MORE than Just Bread--it Brings Blessing!
Rebbetzin Leah Shemtov, Executive Co-Director of Chabad of Stamford-Jewish Center for Life and Learning opens our eyes to the fact that challah is not just bread--it's SO much more! Women have the power to bring out and elevate the hidden. Challah is recognition that everything we have is from Hashem. The MORE we recognize that what we have is from Hashem, the more abundance and blessings He will give to us.
January 05, 2022
Rebbetzin Yocheved Goldberg of the Boca Raton Synagogue
Rebbetzin Yocheved Goldberg, rebbetzin of the Boca Raton Synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida, discusses the importance of belonging to a Jewish community, as well as the roles and responsibilities of a community rebbetzin. The feeling of belonging, brought about through the warmth of the community rebbetzin, and by the programming offered by local synagogues is the cornerstone of a Jewish community.
January 03, 2022
Rebbetzin Devorah Kigel--How to Find a Husband that is Perfect for YOU
Rebbetzin Devorah Kigel helps women figure out how to find the husband that is right for them. She discusses the "non negotiable list," as well as the "must have" list, and goes over how to spot red flags in a relationship. She also gives us great advice on how to put our best foot forward, and how to connect with our partner before and after he becomes our husband.
December 23, 2021
Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis-Wolff Uses Practical Jewish Principles To Guide us in Parenting
Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis-Wolff uses Jewish principles to guide us in parenting kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. She talks about helping kids with anxiety, how to properly discipline your child, and how to truly make them feel grateful for what they have. Her wise parenting tips are practical and doable. If you want the real deal when it comes to parenting, it's right here in this episode!
December 21, 2021
Rebbetzin Chaya Meyer--Building a Jewish Home
Rebbetzin Chaya Meyer discusses the key elements to building a Jewish home. She talks about the physical items found in a home that make it Jewish, along with meaningful Jewish rituals and Jewish core values. She gives a beautiful and uplifting interview about the deep inner beauty of a Jewish home. To contact our sponsor, The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys, visit www.kesslerlawyer.com
December 17, 2021
Rebbetzin Daniella Rudoff the Marriage Architect
Rebbetzin Daniella Rudoff, the Marriage Architect, talks about relationship building skills and developing communication skills between men and women. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, or would like to sponsor a future podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 16, 2021
Rebbetzin Lifshy Ajzenszmidt--Value Yourself--You are Important
Rebbetzin Lifshy Ajzenszmidt is the rebbetzin of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation in Melbourne, Australia. She talks about our intrinsic value as human being and as Jews. Rebbetzin Lifshy talks about self-acceptance as well as our responsibility in this world. The world was created for us, and by just being alive, we each have our own individual value.
December 15, 2021
Rebbetzin Mimi David--Be Proud to Be A Jewish Woman!
Rebbetzin Mimi David, Director of Women's Education for Aish HaTorah in St. Louis, Missouri, instills in us pride for being a woman. G-d created women with special qualities and strengths, unique to them, that men don't have. Women can be strong, smart, capable, independent, and feminine at the same time. Enjoy this powerful interview with a wise rebbetzin who really gets what being a woman is really about.
December 15, 2021
Rebbetzin Devorah Eisenbach Teaches Us the Golden Triangle of Happiness
Rebbetzin Devorah Eisenbach helps us learn how to be truly happy by following the Golden Triangle principle from Chovos Halevavos--Duties of the Heart, or as Rabbi Avigdor Miller calls it, Duties of The Mind. Rebbetzin Devorah gives us some interesting and practical tips on not taking life for granted and seeing how a situation that we think is bad, is actually for our good.
December 13, 2021
Rebbetzin Sarah Alevsky Brings Jews Back to Judaism
Chabad of the West Side's Rebbetzin Sarah Alevsky creates programs to bring Jews back to Judaism. Through her innovative "Chalk Shabbat" campaign, Hebrew school, and children's shul services, Rebbetzin Sarah provides fun and engaging programming that draws Jews back to their roots.
December 09, 2021
Rebbetzin Shaindy Eisenberg Talks about Dignity
Rebbetzin Shaindy Eisenberg, daughter of Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis-Wolff and granddaughter of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, talks about having inner dignity and a strong sense of self. Being truly confident about the holy being you are on the inside is reflected in the way you present yourself on the outside.
December 09, 2021
Rebbetzin Gitty Epstein--Transforming Your Marriage Through Eyes of Respect
Rebbetzin Gitty Epstein gives us practical and very doable tips on how to "set the emotional temperature in our home," focus on the positive aspects of both your husband and your children, and see your husband through Eyes of Respect (very important!) Your husband is who he is because of you, and he will grow and change and become who he is meant to become because of you.
December 09, 2021
Rebbetzin Chana Goldstein Talks about 6 Must-Have Attributes
Rebbetzin Chana Goldstein of Phoenix, AZ discusses 6 attributes that women should work on developing in order to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life. Those attributes are ambition, courage, confidence, self-esteem, resilience, and determination. Rebbetzin Chana speaks about each attribute in detail, and discusses the important role they play in our lives.
December 08, 2021
Rebbetzin Tova Chazanow--Purpose in Life Brings Happiness
Rebbetzin Tova Chazanow, assistant director at the Chabad House of Monmouth County in New Jersey, illustrates how having a purpose in life brings happiness. Rebbetzin Tova shares powerful stories of hashgaha pratis, Divine Providence, that show that by just being alive, you have a purpose and a deep impact on others. She also shares intriguing information of emunah and bitachon.
December 08, 2021
Rebbetzin Chaya Reich Teaches Us How To Make Your Husband Your Soulmate
Rebbetzin Chaya Reich is a renown kallah teacher who gives us effective and practical strategies to turn our husband into our soulmate. She gives marriage and physical intimacy workshops to women (and her husband offers a series of these workshops for men) , in which she talks about the link between emotional intimacy and physical intimacy, and how to enhance both. To sign up for Rebbetzin Chaya's workshops, email her at email@example.com. If you have questions about intimacy and/or your physical relationship with your husband, and would like to speak with a knowledgeable rebbetzin or kallah teacher anonymously (you don't have to give your name or any identifying information about who you are), please call the Ani Le Dodi Helpline at 646-746-4343.
December 07, 2021
Rebbetzin Chaya Malka Abramson Shares Her Story of Surviving and Thriving After Being Burned Over 85% of Her Body
Rebbetzin Chaya Malka Abramson, author of Who By Fire, shares her story of how she was caught in a horrific house fire that burned over 85% of her body, as she repeatedly went back into her burning apartment to save her three children and her grandmother. Rebbetzin Chaya Malka turned tragedy into triumph by starting the Chaya Malka Burn Foundation, which provides burn patients with support and wide-range tools for healing. For more information on the foundation, please visit http://cmburnfoundation.com/ In a burn emergency, you can call the Chaya Malka Burn Foundation Hotline at +972 587 627 954 (Israel phone number.)
December 07, 2021
Rebbetzin K. Sarah Cohen Talks about Emunah and Bitachon
Rebbetzin K. Sarah Cohen gives a powerful interview on emunah and bitachon. She also talks about hasgaha pratis and seeing the hand of Hashem in every aspect of our lives.
December 02, 2021
Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum Talks about Tevet
Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, founder and director of Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin: Holistic Torah Study for Women on the Land, talks about the hidden power of the Hebrew month of Tevet. Listen to find out what Tevet has to do with anger and how it is a particularly good time to transform this emotion. As part of her school, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha will be giving an inspiring and interactive online program called Return to Your Roots, which is offered in December 2021. To sign up for that program, and to learn about other programs that she offers, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.berotbatayin.org/
December 01, 2021
Rebbetzin Ayala Shoshan Gets Real about Marriage
Scottsdale Torah Center Rebbetzin Ayala Shoshan discusses taking responsibility for how we show up in our marriage. She removes the spotlight from the faults of our spouse, and shines it on the things he does right. In this podcast we learn about taking responsibility for how we show up in our marriage, and taking charge of shaping our relationships.
November 29, 2021
Rebbetzin Shifra Chessler Talks about Battling Stress and Depression
Aish Penn State Rebbetzin Shifra Chessler offers an interesting perspective on battling depression and stress. She also give us some great advice on how to deal with difficult people.
November 29, 2021
Rebbetzin Amit Yaghoubi Talks about the Power of Kislev and Chanukah
Every Hebrew month has its own special energy. Rebbetzin Amit Yaghoubi talks about the power of the month of Kislev, the significance of the 8 days of Chanukah, and gives us an easy way to bring miracles into our lives.
November 24, 2021
Rebbetzin Rivka Malka Perlman--Make a TRUE Transformation in Your Life
An incredible interview with Rebbetzin Rivka Malka Perlman! If you have ever thought about making true transformation in your life, this podcast will get you started in the right direction. After a near-death experience during the birth of her youngest child, Rebbetzin Rivka Malka came to realize her true mission in life. To date, she has helped hundreds of women change who they are by changing what they do. She taught them how to nurture their innate strengths and guide them toward healing and self-love. You do not want to miss this episode! If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, or if you would like to sponsor a future episode, please email me at email@example.com.
November 17, 2021
Rebbetzin Goldie Plotkin Talks about how Marital Intimacy Brings Blessings
Marital intimacy brings us an abundance of blessings! If you are wondering about the connection between what happens in the bedroom and the plentiful abundance in our lives, Rebbetzin Goldie Plotkin explains all that and more! If you have any questions about the podcast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 13, 2021
Rebbetzin Rachel Tessler Lopatin
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! Rebbetzin Rachel Tessler Lopatin is a skilled matchmaker who brings people together. If you or someone you know is looking for their soulmate, create a profile on the website, https://www.sawyouatsinai.com/ and Rebbetzin Rachel will do her best to find you a find and catch you a catch! If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, please email email@example.com
November 13, 2021
Rebbetzin Ilana Cowland
Rebbetzin Ilana Cowland shares ways we can have power over our thoughts, nurturing our positive thoughts and keeping out the negative thoughts. She also speaks about women's emotional health and well-being, and what we can do to stop worrying and live happy lives.
November 07, 2021
Rebbetzin Elana Mizrahi
Rebbetzin Elana Mizrahi brings the Torah to life and makes it real for us on a practical level. She shows us how to incorporate Torah teachings into our every day lives. She gives us brilliant advice on raising children, setting goals and lets us know exactly who is in charge of all the outcomes in our lives--Hashem! Rebbetzin Mizrahi is relatable, funny, and to the point. This interview is not to be missed! Lots of nuggets of wisdom here!
October 31, 2021
Rebbetzin Yaffa Palti
Rebbetzin Yaffa Palti talks about acceptance, the power of the Jewish woman, and achieving inner peace and happiness.
October 25, 2021