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If you're fascinated by creativity in a Jewish context, join Elad Nehorai as he talks to some of the Jewish world's most fascinating creative Jews about their work, their lives, and their relationship to their religion. Rather than an interview format, these are freewheeling, intimate discussions about anything and everything. An official Hevria podcast. Our home is at hevria.com

If you're fascinated by creativity in a Jewish context, join Elad Nehorai as he talks to some of the Jewish world's most fascinating creative Jews about their work, their lives, and their relationship to their religion. Rather than an interview format, these are freewheeling, intimate discussions about anything and everything. An official Hevria podcast. Our home is at hevria.com
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If you're fascinated by creativity in a Jewish context, join Elad Nehorai as he talks to some of the Jewish world's most fascinating creative Jews about their work, their lives, and their relationship to their religion. Rather than an interview format, these are freewheeling, intimate discussions about anything and everything. An official Hevria podcast. Our home is at hevria.com

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Episodes

Artist Lenore Mizrachi Cohen Embraces Her Jewish Arab Identity (Season 2, Episode 12)

5/20/2019
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Lenore Mizrachi Cohen is a Syrian-American Jewish conceptual artist whose latest exhibition, Culture Shock, discusses the ways in which people weave together their past and traditional values with their present and contemporary culture. Rivka and Lenore also discuss the dynamics of the Brooklyn Syrian-Jewish community, negative and positive reactions to Lenore's work, and how to embrace doing conceptual, out-of-the-ordinary artwork. Find out more about Lenore and her work:...

Duration:01:10:16

Jeremy Borovitz On Making Friends In A Disconnected Age (Season 2, Episode 11)

4/30/2019
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Elad talks to Jeremy Borovitz, leader of Base Berlin, about the difficulties of making real friends later in life and how to form relationships with people of different political and ideological viewpoints. For more on Jeremy and Base Berlin: https://baseberlin.wordpress.com/about/

Duration:01:03:09

Singer/Songwriter Taali On How Music Brought Her Back To Judaism (Season 2, Episode 10)

4/3/2019
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Singer/Songwriter Taali talks about how music brought her back to Judaism, making songs that touch the soul, and the secret to her longevity. Follow Taali online: Website: https://www.taalimusic.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5SkhihNXZNPmooUcbSVZho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musictaali Instagram: http://instagram.com/taalimusic

Duration:01:00:35

Director Paula Eiselt On Lessons She Learned From Creating 93Queen (Season 2, Episode 9)

2/25/2019
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Director Paula Eiselt talks about the experience of making 93 Queen, how she used the "hurdles" of being an observant woman as her strengths, and how creating the movie helped her realize the importance of making changes from within the Hasidic world. To learn more about 93 Queen: https://www.93queen.com/ Watch the movie here: http://www.pbs.org/pov/93queen/video-93queen/ To support Ezras Nashim: https://www.ezras-nashim.org/ Follow Paula Eiselt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulaeiselt...

Duration:01:03:07

Annita Soble On How Family And Community Shape An Artist (Season 2, Episode 8)

2/20/2019
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Rivka and Annita discuss the swerving journey of an artist unexpectedly finding her creative path, and duke it out over how to educate people in the arts and the strengths and limitations of being in a creative community. Learn more about Annita's work on the upcoming animated film, Milkweed: http://www.milkweedthemovie.com/ Find out more about all the amazing things that Annita does here: http://www.annitasoble.com/new/

Duration:01:10:07

Writer Merri Ukraincik On Being Jewish In Turbulent Times(Season 2, Episode 7)

1/23/2019
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Rivka teams up with writer Merri Ukraincik on a deep roller coaster of thought, discussing everything from being gilgulim, the everlasting power of physical objects, Jewish life in turbulent times, and why the Orthodox world needs to show women's faces. Find Merri's writing on her personal website: https://merriukraincik.com/ Photo credit to Shira Lankin Sheps and The Layers Project.

Duration:01:05:05

Chanan and Elisheva Maister Talk Divorce (Season 2, Episode 6)

1/10/2019
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Chanan and Elisheva Maister are a former married couple who remain close friends. In this episode, they speak with Elad about the roles that both Orthodoxy and creativity played in their marriage and eventual divorce.

Duration:01:01:01

Chani Lisbon Gets Dark And Serious About Comedy (Season 2, Episode 5)

11/13/2018
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For almost a decade, Chani Lisbon has been delighting audiences with her quirky brand of stand up comedy. In this episode, she talks to Elad about what it means to be a queer, Jewish woman, her constant battle with loneliness, and how telling jokes on stage is one of her favorite forms of therapy. Follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/chani_lisbon/ Check out her monthly comedy show at: http://donyc.com/events/2018/11/19/chani-and-cher-show-stand-up-comedy

Duration:00:58:06

Emily Zimmer On The Joys And Struggles Of Being A Jewish Female Musician (Season 2, Episode 4)

11/7/2018
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Emily Zimmer has been making music for as long as she can remember. In this episode of HevriaCast, she talks to guest host, Rivka Nehorai about the release of her first EP, the extraordinary power of music, and how her struggle with Kol Isha almost ended her singing career. Listen to the complete EP: https://open.spotify.com/album/70nvrNm62A9LbW4bvxAdLx?fbclid=IwAR1AttUdD8ulzOsbc-9IUfoeru5CkZ5IaOuI4O4h3KdaWaHEkWzuN7liamA Find more of Emily's music on Facebook:...

Duration:00:53:47

Bram Presser Talks About Being A Jewish Punk And Author (Season 2, Episode 3)

10/23/2018
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Bram Presser, the mind behind the Jewish band Yidcore, is now exploring a new avenue of his creativity: his writing. His debut novel, "The Book of Dirt" has reached critical acclaim in Australia, and is now coming to the US. Hear all about his life as a punk rocker where Hasidim, secular Jews, and skinheads would come together to watch his shows. And hear about the unique process he went through to create his novel. Enjoy!

Duration:01:08:45

Flatbush Girl Talks About Being A Jewish Rebel (Season 2, Episode 2)

10/16/2018
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Frum Instagram star Adina Miles (aka Flatbush Girl) made a splash when she spoke out against women being erased from orthodox publications. Since then, she has continued to raise controversy in the orthodox world in her own funny, unique way. In this episode of HevriaCast, Elad speaks with her about the reasons she approaches her social media presence in this way, and how her creative approach has made an impact that others haven't. You can follow Flatbush Girl on Instagram:...

Duration:00:59:11

Leah Gottfried Is Back! And So Is HevriaCast! (Season 2, Episode 1)

10/8/2018
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We're back for season 2! And in honor of our return, we're so honored to bring Leah Gottfried of "Soon By You" fame back to the show. In this episode Leah and Elad discuss how art can model healthy communication. And, of course, how it can save the world. Enjoy!

Duration:00:58:11

Episode 40: Henny Stern (with guest host Rivka Nehorai)

8/20/2018
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HevriaCast is back! And this time, we're featuring two very special people. First is Henny Stern, a dancer leading the AccepDance movement. And second is our wonderful guest host, Rivka Nehorai! In this episode, they discuss the history behind somatic therapy and holistic dance, Henny's experiences of personal revelation in unexpected places, the Jewish relationship with the sensual world, and so much more. Enjoy!

Duration:01:08:33

Episode 39: Jon Adam Ross

5/29/2018
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Imagine a form of art that actually incorporates the audience, and that combines it all with the sacred texts of the world. This is exactly the kind of theater that Jon Adam Ross, founder of The In[heir]itance Project, has created. Hear about his vision, the power of diversity in creativity, and what sacred text even is in the latest HevriaCast episode.

Duration:00:51:13

Episode 38: Sruli Broocker and Gedaliah Aronson of Chillent

5/14/2018
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How can artistic baalei teshuva find their way in the religious world? Is silencing ever the right option? How can they affect the world beyond? These questions and much more are the focus of a freewheeling conversation between Elad and Sruli Broocker and Gedaliah Aronson, both members of the band Chillent based in Pittsburgh. Find out more about Chillent on their website: http://www.chillentband.com/ Listen to and buy their albums on Bandcamp: https://chillentfunk.bandcamp.com/ And read...

Duration:01:11:33

Episode 37: Sam Reinstein

5/7/2018
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Meet Rabbi Sam Reinstein, the rabbi at Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn. In recent years, Sam has helped CKI grow from an aging shul to a revitalized, modern, and creative one known for its art galleries, "Jewish Comic Con," and interfaith storytelling nights. In this episode, Sam and Elad discuss how he helped innovate these transformations, which then evolves into a discussion about the nature of creativity and why it even applies to the work of being a rabbi. Find out about CKI here:...

Duration:01:02:34

Episode 36: Jessica Deutsch

4/30/2018
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Ever since her "Illustrated Pirkei Avot" took the Jewish world by storm, Jessica Deutsch has become one of the most well-known and groundbreaking artists in the Jewish world. It is no surprise, then, that she has a lot to share about creativity, and especially creativity in the Jewish world. From how illustrations can help us better navigate our ability to live as Jews to the power of process over product to why artists should do "secret projects," this discussion between Elad and Tamar is...

Duration:01:06:15

Episode 35: Naftali Hanau

4/14/2018
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Can a businessman be creative? Can a business itself be creative? If so, what does all that reveal about creativity itself? In the latest episode of HevriaCast, Elad is joined by Naftali Hanau, founder and CEO of Grow and Behold, an organic kosher meat provider that has been making waves in the Jewish community. Enjoy! You can find Grow and Behold at the website: https://www.growandbehold.com/

Duration:00:58:36

Episode 34: Emilia Cataldo (Nehedar)

3/25/2018
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Emilia Cataldo, also known by her stage name of Nehedar, talks about how acid led her to religion, the power of being an outsider as an artist, what artists and activists have in common, and so much more. Find Nehedar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nehedarmusic/ And SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nehedar

Duration:01:01:43

Episode 33: Eden Pearlstein

3/17/2018
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Eden Pearlstein of Darshan fame joins Elad to discuss what it means to be a fringe artist and Jew in a world where the fringe is often considered dangerous. Check out Eden's new album "Raza" with Darshan (the band featured in our intro!) here: https://darshan.bandcamp.com/album/raza Learn more about Darshan here: http://www.darshanproject.com/ See Darshan perform in New York on March 21st: https://www.facebook.com/events/1952951351588930/

Duration:01:04:29