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What is Judaism? What is Kosher? Why the land of Israel? What do Jew believe about God? These are things that you know you should know. Maybe you remember learning them in Hebrew school, but some how you can not quite recall. Mottle and Batya Wolfe live in Israel and have wrestled with these questions themselves. Always funny and informative, join them and journey into the STUFF JEWS SHOULD KNOW!

What is Judaism? What is Kosher? Why the land of Israel? What do Jew believe about God? These are things that you know you should know. Maybe you remember learning them in Hebrew school, but some how you can not quite recall. Mottle and Batya Wolfe live in Israel and have wrestled with these questions themselves. Always funny and informative, join them and journey into the STUFF JEWS SHOULD KNOW!
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What is Judaism? What is Kosher? Why the land of Israel? What do Jew believe about God? These are things that you know you should know. Maybe you remember learning them in Hebrew school, but some how you can not quite recall. Mottle and Batya Wolfe live in Israel and have wrestled with these questions themselves. Always funny and informative, join them and journey into the STUFF JEWS SHOULD KNOW!

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Episodes

What is Yom Kippur?

10/9/2016
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Everyone knows that Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish Year, but did you know that the Talmud lists it as one of the top two happiest? How can a day that deals with such heavy themes as sin and atonement be celebrated with so much joy? That is for sure Stuff Jews Should Know! subscribe on iTunes

Duration:00:18:26

What Are the Ten Days of Repentance?

10/5/2016
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What do Jews do between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? The answer to that question could impact your entire year! Join Mottle and Batya on this new episode of Stuff Jews Should Know for a fun, light hearted, and personal exploration of the Ten Days of Repentance.

Duration:00:31:29

What is Rosh Hashanah

9/27/2016
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Classic Rosh Hashanah episode of Stuff Jews Should Know. Have a good and sweet new year

Duration:00:20:24

What is Tu b’Av?

8/18/2016
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Often referred to as the Jewish Valentine's Day, Tu b'Av is the Jewish Holiday of Love. How does Judaism view a holiday dedicated to love? Batya and Mottle explain the origins the ancient celebrations, and the modern revival of this holiday that you may have never heard of.

Duration:00:26:37

What to do with a new Jewish Baby

5/6/2016
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Mazal Tov! You have a new Jewish baby. What is next? Have you chosen a name? Brit Milah? What is a Shalom Zachor or a Shalom Bat? How much do you know about a Pidyon haBen? Mottle and Batya take you through the sometimes confusing process of welcoming a new Jewish life into the world.

Duration:00:24:34

What is Purim

3/20/2016
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Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish People from a genocide in the 5th Century BCE in the Persian Empire. On one hand it is the most festive, joy filled day of the year, but to the Jewish mystics it is on a higher level than even Yom Kippur. Mottle and Batya share 'the Stuff Jews Should Know' about this incredible holiday.

Duration:00:28:22

Jewish Customs about Death and Mourning

12/3/2015
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Death is an experience that every human being comes in contact. Judaism has an incredible 'toolbox' for dealing with this universal experience.

Duration:00:30:10

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

11/16/2015
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Where does the concept of a Bar Mitzvah come from? Today you are a man, tomorrow you are a 7th grader again. Was it always that way? Batya and Mottle dig deeper into this well known Jewish life cycle event and reveal 'stuff' about it that you probably didn't know.

Duration:00:23:13

Gossip!

11/5/2015
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Batya and Mottle do a gossip show. It is not what you make think. (or may have hoped for). They explore the Jewish laws about what is considered gossip and what isn't. It might surprise you and possible change the way you speak about people. Check it out.

Duration:00:28:09

What are the Major Denominations in Judaism?

10/29/2015
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Maybe the question should be 'why are there' major denominations in Judaism? Batya and Mottle explore the major denominations and the origins, and try to get beyond the labels.

Duration:00:28:11

Conversion to Judaism

10/22/2015
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Why does Judaism make it so difficult to convert? What are the steps required to become a Jew? How are the laws of conversion today different than they were in the past? What is the difference between a Reform conversion, or an Orthodox conversion? Batya and Mottle dive into these questions and more on this episode.

Duration:00:26:59

What is the Temple Mount?

11/6/2014
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For two thousand years where ever Jews where in the world, they have directed their prayers toward a hill in Jerusalem. What is the significance of this hill historically, and spiritually? Certain it is Stuff Jews Should Know!

Duration:00:31:09

What is a Jewish Wedding?

10/31/2014
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What makes a wedding a Jewish wedding? Mottle and Batya walk you through the entire day from start to finish. You will be shouting Mazal Tov an feel like were there!

Duration:00:34:54

What is Jewish Prayer?

10/21/2014
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Mottle and Batya are back with the Season Premier of Stuff Jew Should Know! Where does Jewish prayer come from? How is it different? This is Stuff Jews Should Know.

Duration:00:30:26

What is Yom Kippur again?

10/1/2014
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The Classic Stuff Jews Should Know Yom Kippur episode. Prepare for the Day of AtONEment with Mottle and Batya. NEW SEASON of SJSK begins October 21.

Duration:00:18:56

What is Shavuot?

5/30/2014
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Shavuot is one of the three main biblical festivals celebrated by the Jewish People. It commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is also intimately connected to Israel's ancient agricultural cycle. Learn more about this amazing holiday with your hosts Mottle and Batya.

Duration:00:20:47

What is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)

5/23/2014
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Special show in honor of Yom Yerushalayim! The anniversary of the Reunification of the Eternal Capitol of the Jewish People after 2000 years of Exile.

Duration:00:26:16

What is Lag b’Omer

5/16/2014
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Lag b'Omer is the best Jewish Holiday you never heard of! Outside of Israel, it is rarely celebrated, but in the Land of Israel, it is an ecstatic celebration of joy with deep Kabbalistic themes. Join Mottle and Batya to explore this amazing holiday.

Duration:00:20:43

Jews and Tattoos

2/4/2014
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If I have a tattoo am I allowed to be buried in a Jewish Cemetery? Lot's of people ask this question but what what does Jewish law say? Does Jewish law conflict with your Bubbie's advice on Tattoos? Check out the Stuff Jews Should know podcast, Jews and Tattoos.

Duration:00:23:06

What are Tefillin?

1/28/2014
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What are those black leather boxes that you see men wearing at the Western Wall? Do women wear tefillin? What are they made of? What is the deeper spiritual meaning behind this ancient Jewish custom? Join Mottle and Batya to explore this and more! Wanna learn more? Check out this cool video about making teffilin

Duration:00:28:28