THE PODCAST FOR JEWISH WOMEN
Jewish women are the strongest force on Earth! We take care of our families, our communities, and carry the sacred responsibility of ensuring our traditions are carried on to the next generation.
This is “A Deeper Conversation”. A podcast for Jewish women where we explore ways to strengthen ourselves and our connection with G-d and Judaism. This podcast is hosted by Yocheved Davidowitz wife, mother, teacher, writer, therapist, and most importantly…. Jewish woman!
A Deeper Conversation with Annette Rhodes
In this episode, I talk to Mrs. Annette Rhodes. We talked about growing up with deaf parents, her journey to orthodox Judaism and raising a child with special needs into adulthood
A Deeper Conversation with Shaindel Simes
In this episode, I talk to Mrs. Shaindel Simes. Shaindel and her family were in an accident that left her husband, Rabbi Yehuda Simes, A'H" a quadrapelegic. Shaindel's story is one of perseverance, faith, and a positive message for anyone going through hard times.
This is “A Deeper Conversation”. A podcast for Jewish women where we explore ways to strengthen ourselves and our connection with G-d and Judaism. Hosted by Yocheved Davidowitz wife, mother, teacher, writer, therapist, and most importantly…. Jewish woman!
Yocheved Davidowitz, Host
Yocheved Davidowitz hosts "A Deeper Conversation" - a podcast that delves into the topic of Tefillah (prayer) and connecting to Hashem (G-d). Yocheved is a teacher and therapist, and she joined me to talk about prayer as a means of connecting with the month of Elul and the Yamim Noraim (high holidays), which ultimately brings us to a closer relationship to G-d.
Mazel Tov! This is our 20th episode! And it promises to be a good one. Today’s episode is all about toxic positivity. We discuss our understanding of and opinions about this concept, and we’ve invited therapist Yocheved Davidowitz to weigh in on the Jewish perspective towards toxic positivity. What is toxic positivity, you may ask? It's the belief that a person should put a positive spin on all experiences, even tragic ones. No matter how difficult a situation is, one should make sure he or she maintains a positive mindset. Toxic positivity rejects difficult emotions in favor of a cheerful, often falsely positive, facade.
Why do we engage in toxic positivity in dealing with others' emotional realities (and our own?) What’s bad about it, and how can we avoid it? We invite you to listen and find out.
At the end of today’s episode, we hope you’ll have gained a greater awareness of the difference between positivity and forced positivity, and where optimism, hope and emunah fits in. This is so relevant when we’re faced with the difficult feelings of others, and when we’re faced with managing our own difficult feelings in response to other people’s discomforting emotions.