Conversion to Judaism

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.conversion

What is the Temple Mount?

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!



What is a Jewish Wedding?

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!



What is Jewish Prayer?

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.


What is Yom Kippur again?

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.


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What is Shavuot?

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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.

What is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)


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.

What is Lag b’Omer

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.

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Jews and Tattoos


tattoopostitunes600If 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.

What are Tefillin?

tefillinfinalWhat 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

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