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[111] Surprise! What You Thought You Knew About Judaism and Islam (But Don’t)

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We had a few technical difficulties with this episode, so if things towards the end sound a bit choppy and garbled — it’s not you; it’s us.

This episode talks about, among other things, certain tidbits from our respective religions which may surprise you a bit! As members of the Jewish and Muslim communities, we think we know everything about our OWN groups, all of the stereotypes about us and more. But there are certainly deviations from what everyone thinks must be correct.

The show stems from an article from the Forward called By The Numbers: 10 Surprising Demographic Facts About U.S. Jews. It takes a look at a recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) which surveyed participants in the USA who identified either with a specific religious group or registered as unaffiliated. The survey talks more about the trends of religious life and culture in the United States, but it has some interesting things to say about education levels, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and more. Were you surprised by the results? Please let us know!

Of course feedback is always welcome: Please let us know: on our Facebook Page On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus.

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  • [110] Holly Seibold of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters)

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    Tonight it’s just Mike — Faiqa is taking the week off, but will return for our next episode!

    This episode brings us a special interview with Holly Seibold, the founder and executive director of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters), a non-profit organization founded in 2015 which has been distributing women’s hygiene products and bras and underwear to women in shelters around the DC area. We talk about how she started the organization, the challenges of the ongoing stigma of menstruation, the battle against the “tampon tax” and more.

    Holly is the winner of the 2016 Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Emerging Influential Leader of the Year Award and Nominee for the Heroines of Washington 2017 award. Holly is a fierce advocate for women’s rights, testifying in Washington, DC and in Richmond, VA in favor of the repeal of the tampon tax and an increased access to menstrual supplies for all girls and women . Most recently, she participated in Congresswoman Grace Meng’s panel, “The Case for Menstrual Equity: How Policies Surrounding Menstruation Affect Outcomes for Women” and was featured on the cover of the Washington Post in the article, “The Once-Whispered Topic of Women’s Menstruation Now Has Political Cachet.” Holly has been featured on NBC4 Washington, ABC 7 News, Good Morning Washington, Northern Virginia Magazine, Fairfax Public Access, StreetSense.org, NPR, The GW Hatchet and the cover of the Connection Newspaper.

    You can reach BRAWS on Facebook, Twitter (@BRAWSorg) and Instagram (also @BRAWSorg).

    We’d love to hear your feedback regarding the episode! Please let us know: on our Facebook Page? On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus.

    Today’s podcast is brought to you by our Amazon portal. go to https://www.heythatsmyhummus.com/amazon and shop from there! Doesn’t cost you anything additional, and it provides us with a few pennies here and there. Also brought to you by Warby Parker: https://www.warbyparkertrial.com/hummus — where you can get five pairs of glasses to try on by mail. Because trying on four pairs of glasses? That’s for less sophisticated people…

    [109] You Get What You Get and You Don’t Get Upset

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    Another recap of our zany lives! We delve into a random story about McDonalds character glasses that we all seemed to have in our kitchen cabinets in the late 70s / early 80s. And we also discuss the observance of Eid al-Adha which was this past weekend, as well as what it symbolizes. There’s a bit in there about watching the solar eclipse a few weeks back as well!

    And we discuss this article in the Forward: “When My Daughter’s Teacher Erased Her Judaism For A Class Project.” What do we do when our own children’s heritage isn’t the origin story of pride that others might have? How do we remain sensitive to students who come to the table with different backgrounds and different ways of embracing their own history?

    As always — looking for your input! But also — looking for new guests to the show! Are you interested? Are you interesting? Do you know someone who is both? Please let us know: on our Facebook Page? On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus? And have you reviewed us on iTunes? You really should.

    Today’s podcast is brought to you by our Amazon portal. go to //www.heythatsmyhummus.com/amazon and shop from there! Doesn’t cost you anything additional, and it provides us with a few pennies here and there. Also brought to you by Warby Parker: //www.warbyparkertrial.com/hummus — where you can get five pairs of glasses to try on by mail. Choices. That’s what it’s all about…

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