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Shalom Bayis Series Ep. 2: A Journey Through Bereishis with Mrs. Sara Raskin

February 19th, 2024

This is the second episode on the topic of Shalom Bayis! Tune in as we hear from Mrs. Sara Raskin who delves into Parshas Bereishis and teaches us about marriage through the first couple - Adam and Chava.

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18. Overcoming Emotional Obstacles to Intimacy - May 6th, 2021 Pamela Klein, LCSW and AASECT certified therapist discusses practical ways couples can overcome common emotional obstacles to Intimacy.  While issues may be common as described, if interfering with Sholom Bayis, there is help available.  Visit mikvah.org/referrals for listed professionals.
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27. Family Ties: Support without Constriction - October 25th, 2021 Dvora Entin LCSW PMH-C presents an evening of awareness for family and friends of loved ones on fertility journeys.  Learn how to be appropriately supportive during this sensitive and challenging time. For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
38. Feminine Force - December 31st, 2021 Ten Yad and Mikvah.org present an evening of inspiration and music with Mrs. Menucha Shochet and Mrs. Esty Prus.   Elevate your relationships by channeling your inner power, in the merit of a full recovery for Sima bas Dvosha.  Kol Isha - For women and girls only.
39. Halacha Review: Preparation & Immersion with Mrs. Mushky Kotlarsky - January 5th, 2022 Mrs. Mushky Kotlarsky discusses the halachos of chafifa & tevilla - preparation and immersion - as part of the 6 week review series. Please note that the source from the Frierdiker Rebbe (Likutei Diburim, pg 1074) regarding the opportune times for a woman to say techinos or personal tefillos to Hashem refers to individual supplication, not specific text.  The concept of saying "Yehi Rotzon" at general opportune times of Tefila is mentioned by the Rebbe in Likutei Sichos, and is an oft-quoted tradition from mother to daughter. For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
40. How can We Protect our Children? - January 6th, 2022 How to respond to public incident of abuse, and what to for the future - an important conversation with Rabbi M.M. Gluckowsky, leading Chinuch expert and Rav.  This podcast, in cooperation with BR Branches, also discusses the school's "Student Personal Safety Protocol."   For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
41. Halacha Review: A Hashkafic Q&A with Mrs. Bracha Leeds - January 12th, 2022 As a bonus class for the Winter 5782 Halacha Review, Mrs. Bracha Leeds answers questions that came in during the entire review series, offering a Hashkafic lens for this Mitzvah.  Join the initiative to have 1200 women reviewing by logging your participation at mikvah.org/120   For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
42. Bosi LeGani: Is My Home a Part of the Garden? - January 12th, 2022 In honor of Yud Shvat, Mrs. Sara Blau presents a look into the Maamer of Bosi Le'Gani as we focus on our roles in our homes.   Am I making my home a part of Hashem's Garden?   With thanks to N'shei Chabad of Morristown for this episode, sponsored in loving memory of Leah bas Reb Mordechai Tzvi Schtroks.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
43. Planning for the Change of Plans: A Halachic and Hashkafic Overview of Chuppas Nida - January 19th, 2022 Rabbi Tuvia Kasimov presents an halachic overview of Chupas Nida.  Kallah Teachers Hindy Greisman and Shaina Rosenfeld give practical tips and hashkafic points to consider when planning (or not planning) for this scenario.  This session is for informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for individual guidance from a Rav when having a Chupas Nidah.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
44. Bringing Divinity into our Marriage: The Jewish & Chassidic Approach to Intimacy with Mrs. S.R. Wagner - January 26th, 2022 Mrs. Sarah Rayzel Wagner, long time educator and certified Mikvah.org Kallah teacher discusses the halachos and the hashkafa when we approach the ultimate purpose of Taharas HaMishpacha; intimacy from an approach of bringing divinity into our marriage, with a special focus for mothers of young children.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
45. Q & A for Hashkafa in Intimacy - February 1st, 2022 Kallah Teachers Mrs. Sara Morozow and Mrs. Bracha Leeds address questions that came in for the monthly Q & A Hashkafa session.  In this session for Rosh Chodesh Adar 1, we address topics related to intimacy from a Hashkafic perspective.  For individual Halachic guidance, please consult with your own Rabbinic authority.  You can enter your questions for the next monthly podcast here.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
47. Fostering Intimate Connections with Life is Under Struggle - February 9th, 2022 Dvora Entin, LCSW PMH-C discusses how to foster intimate connections when life is under struggle.  This class is helpful for all married couples facing struggle in their lives; the focus and examples here present the struggles in building and expanding the family.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
48. Parenting Teens Girls on Relationships with the Opposite Gender - February 16th, 2022 Mrs. Sara Morozow discusses the hashkafa behind the halachos of "Kreiva L'arayos" as a basis for understanding how to approach this topic when parenting our teen girls.  For more information for boys and/or overall conversations with our children, please see episodes 1-4 available earlier in podcast form.  For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please reach out at podcast@mikvah.org.
51. Feminine Power: The Kiyor through the Lens of Torah & Chassidus - February 21st, 2022 In connection to the weekly Torah portion, we bring you a deeper insight into the material used for the construction of the Kiyor.  Mrs. Sara Morozow discusses harnessing feminine energy in the service of Hashem by examining the Kiyor through the lens of Torah and Chassidus. For the handout, click here.  For feedback, or to add further insight on this topic, please email podcast@mikvah.org.
53. Monthly Q & A on Taharas HaMishpacha - March 3rd, 2022 Mrs. Sara Morozow and Mrs. Bracha Leeds are back in honor of Rosh Chodesh Adar 2 for another round of questions in the hashkafa of Taharas HaMishpacha.  Got questions?  Enter them here and we will address them monthly through Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.  For feedback and to sponsor a future episode, please reach out to podcast@mikvah.org 
54. Bridges are not built overnight - March 22nd, 2022 Creating connection is a constant and conscious avodah. It Is the foundation for ever necessary conversation and each moment of guidance A conversation with Rabbi Yaakov Chaiton founder of Chinuch Through Connection
56. Q and A Chodesh Nissan - April 1st, 2022 Mrs. Bracha Leeds is back in honor of Rosh Chodesh Nissan for another round of questions in the hashkafa of Taharas HaMishpacha.  Got questions?Enter them here and we will address them monthly through Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.  For feedback and to sponsor a future episode, please reach out to podcast@mikvah.org
57. The Gift Of Intimacy - April 5th, 2022 Mrs. Sara Dubov, from Wimbledon, England discusses the holiness of intimacy in Jewish and Chassidic thought.  With thanks to Nshei Chabad of Montreal for sharing this class with the Mikvah.org community.
62. Moods and Motherhood By Mrs. Devora Entin LCSW PMH-C - May 26th, 2022 Moods and Motherhood: When the Pregnancy or Postpartum experience isn't as expected.   By Mrs. Devora Entin LCSW PMH-C who specializes in perinatal and reproductive mental health Many resources available on Mikvah.org/referral For feedback or to sponsor an episode, please email podcast@mikvah.org.
63. Q & A Chodesh Sivan - June 2nd, 2022 Q & A Chodesh Sivan By Kallah Teacher Mrs Etika Borenstein Got questions?  Enter them here and we will try to address them next month.   For feedback or to sponsor a future episode, please reach out to podcast@mikvah.org
66. Purity: Mind Body and Soul - June 21st, 2022 An event by Ten Yad and Mikvah.org, presenting Shlucha and Kallah teacher Mrs Batya Rosenblum, and Shlucha Mrs Esther Lifshitz, on the Hashkafa and Inspiration behind Taharas HaMishpacha.  In loving memory and in merit of Sima bas Mordechai, a"h
72. Supporting Motherhood - July 26th, 2022 Supporting Motherhood A very beautiful and meaningful roundtable discussion, by Mrs Sara Morozow veteran Kallah teacher and program director at mikvah.org, Mrs Chanie Wolf, assistant principal at Bais Rivkah Seminary, and Mrs Mushka Leiter, Director of Miriams Motherhood Center of Crown Heights Including some inspiration from our Rebbe
90. Shalom: The Key To All Blessings - November 3rd, 2022 Chaya Shuchat, NP, an author and pediatric nurse practitioner, introduces her new book, An End to Conflict An End to Conflict explores the theme of conflict in the light of Chassidus. This book takes readers on a journey to understand the roots of conflict and divisiveness and the path towards healing and reunification. An End to Conflict serves as a clear, easy to read introduction to fundamental concepts in Chassidus and their application to daily life. The book is rich in insights for achieving greater unity and harmony within ourselves, our families, and our communities. Reading this book will give you the tools you need  to resolve longstanding internal and external conflicts and achieve an ultimate state of peace. For more information and to read sample chapters, visit endtoconflict.org.
116. Hakhel: Meet Our Kallah Teachers Chodesh Adar - February 21st, 2023 Chodesh Adar, monthly Hakhel gathering with our Kallah Teachers. Featuring: Mrs Odel Zirkind, Mrs Nechama Eilfort, and Mrs Sarah Korn. This Episode was graciously sponsored L'zchus Esther Basha Blima Bas Pesha Rochel on behalf of all the work she does as a Mikvah lady for the Boynton Beach community. May Hakadosh Baruch Hu grant her Arichas Yamim Tovim Ad Meah V'esrim.  From her husband, children and family.
117. We Can All Relate Part Two by Rabbi Michoel Gourarie - February 22nd, 2023 Prepare for, enhance and sustain healthy relationships through the lens of Chassidic thought This episode was graciously sponsored: לע"נ התמים לוי בן ר' יהודה ור' שניאור זלמן בן ר' שמואל חיים להבדיל בין חיים לחיים לזכות רפואה שלימה אליהו בן ליבא וחנה לאה בת אסתר
119. Is it Anxiety or Hiddur Mitzvah? - March 15th, 2023 Is it Anxiety or Hiddur Mitzvah? A closer look at OCD and Religious Scrupulosity with Dr. Miriam Gross, PsyD, LMFT. Partially sponsored by an anonymous listener, in support of all those struggling in this area.  To sponsor an upcoming episode, please reach out to podcast@mikvah.org
120. Hakhel: Meet Our Kallah Teachers Chodesh Nissan - March 23rd, 2023 Chodesh Nissan, monthly Hakhel gathering with our Kallah Teachers.  Featuring: Mrs. Dalia Sanoff, Mrs. Hadassa Spalter and Mrs. Aidy Rubin. This episode has been sponsored by an anonymous listener, in merit of a full recovery for Chava Guta bas Henya Chasya.  To sponsor a future episode, please reach out to podcast@mikvah.org
124. The 10 Commandments of Marriage - June 14th, 2023 Rabbi Yisrael Shurack, MSW, BSW, BA has over 20 years of experience working in social services with children and teens from around the globe. He currently has a private practice and is the creator of the ‘From My Notebook’ weekly podcast.
141. Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Series, Episode One: A Mother's Role in her Daughter's Shidduch Journey - August 10th, 2023 To start off our Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Podcast Series, Mrs. Sara Morozow interviews Mrs. C. Rochel Duchman, renowned dating coach and founder of Autumn Coaching. Mrs. Duchman can be reached via whatsapp at: (323) 620-3618. Click here to visit her website. Mrs. Yocheved Baitelman is another great resource for those navigating shidduchim and can be reached via whatsapp at: (917) 482-3780 Click here⁠ to view the text of Eternal Joy - Volume One. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Click here⁠⁠⁠ to view the text of Eternal Joy - Volume Two.⁠⁠⁠ Click here⁠⁠ to view the text of Eternal Joy - Volume Three. Click here to purchase the Eternal Joy Three Volume Set. Click here to access Episode 23 titled Shidduchim and Dating: How can I set my Child up for Success? Part One Click here for Episode 24; Part Two.
145. Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Series, Episode Four: A Conversation with Mrs. Sara Morozow, Mrs. Rivky Boyarsky and Mrs. Rivky Brikman - August 31st, 2023 In this episode of the Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Podcast Series, we feature a conversation between Mrs. Sara Morozow, Mrs. Rivky Boyarsky, and Mrs. Rivky Brikman. They delve into topics such as the Kallah's physical health, the role of Kallah Teachers, and the mother-daughter relationship within this process. Click here to access Tahareinu's website and contact information. Click here⁠ to access mikvah.org's podcast episode #43 titled Planning for the Change of Plans: A Halachic and Hashkafic overview of Chupas Niddah. Mrs. Esty Slavin can be reached at: (718) 635-1854 Mrs. Chaya Klein can be reached at: (917) 846-7923
147. Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Series, Episode Six: A Party Planner's Tips and Tricks for an Out of Town Wedding - September 7th, 2023 In our last episode of the Mothers of Children in Shidduchim Podcast Series, we are joined by Mrs. Ahuva Fogelman, an experienced wedding coordinator who shares valuable tips for a successful out-of-town wedding. Click here to listen to the mikvah.org podcast episode #8 titled Wedding Customs According to Chassidic Thought Click here to listen to the mikvah.org podcast episode #9 titled Preparing Your Child for a Chassidishe Wedding.
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150. Health and Wellness Series, Part One: Concerns in Early Pregnancy - October 23rd, 2023 This is the first episode of our three part Health and Wellness Series. The series features Dr. Scott Chudnoff, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center. Beginning with an introduction by Rabbi Kasimov, the Rov of the Beis Hora’ah in Crown Heights, this week's class delves into early pregnancy concerns. Click here for the halachic guide for pregnancy loss. Click here to see what withloveny has to offer. Click here for one of our podcast episodes with Mrs. Devorah Entin about support in pregnancy loss. Click here for one of our podcast episodes with Mrs. Chumi Friedman who answers common questions regarding pregnancy loss.
160. Building a Family, Session Two: Pru UrVu Overview with Mrs. S. Morozow, Part 1 - February 8th, 2024 To continue our podcast series on the topic of Building a Family, we hear from Mrs. S. Morozow as she teaches us Part One of the the Mitzvah of Pru Urvu based on the Rebbe's sichos. This is a candid conversation on balancing the blessing of family in today's hectic world. Click here for the source booklet Click here for the Derher Click here for the Rebbe's sichos on this topic Click here⁠ for a written supplement on the topic of Building a Family. ⁠Click here⁠ for the student manual. These pamphlets are curtesy of the Shluchim Office.
161. Building a Family, Session Two: Pru UrVu Overview with Mrs. S. Morozow, Part 2 - February 8th, 2024 To continue our podcast series on the topic of Building a Family, we hear from Mrs. S. Morozow as she teaches us Part Two of the Mitzvah of Pru Urvu based on the Rebbe's sichos. This is a candid conversation on balancing the blessing of family in today's hectic world. Click here to find the Rebbe's sichos on this topic. Click here for a written supplement (teacher's manual) on the topic of Building a Family. Click here for the student manual. These pamphlets are curtesy of the Shluchim Office.
166. Building a Family Podcast Series, Session Four, Part Three: A Doctor's Perspective on the Use of Contraception with Dr. S. Chudnoff - February 8th, 2024 To continue our podcast series on the topic of Building a Family, we hear from Dr. S Chudnoff, as he gives us the medical perspective on using birth control. Early Pregnancy Assessment center and Complex Contraceptive Center - (718)-283-8959 Women's Health Institute (access to Dr. Chudnoff & other experts in the Women's Health Field - (718)-283-9044

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