Inspired and motivated by quarantine conversations with her 99 year old grandmother Lucille, Jessie Kahnweiler sets out to talk to everyone else's Bubbe and Zayde (the true leaders of our tribe) to bring us all closer in these times of isolation.
Communal suffering, epic uncertainty, and fighting to see the light in total darkness: sounds like a Jewish podcast to us.
S E5: "Why not me?'
24:40This week, Jessie chats with the brilliant Dina Rosenfeld, a bubbe, proud New Yorker, and a Professor of Social Work at NYU. The two discuss the role of fate in life and how important it is to stop and smell the flowers. Also, Jessie takes a technology break and can't stop bragging about it on social media.
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S E3: “This guy in London can’t see a thing but he’s still living his life”
20:40Jessie chats with Alan Greenberg, a British blind ex-con who gives her tips on how to persevere through hardships. They kibitz, talk torah and possibly have phone sex. It's the best date Jessie's been on in months.
S E2: "Without empathy we are f*&ked"
18:17Jessie chats with Amos Zeichner, a charming Israeli Psychology professor with a soothing Yoda vibe. The two discuss experiencing guilt during the pandemic, how to channel your anxiety into action and Jessie's current moral dilemma of falling in love with a goy because...THE HOLOCAUST. Oy vey.
S E1: "He looked at me like I was an ice cream cone"
14:37In the premiere episode Jessie chats with Stephanie Gurland for which the word Chutzpah was invented. These kindred spirits dish about heartbreak, masturbation and the kind of sex that's so good it can't last forever. Welcome to Closening. Let's Jew this!