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Breaking the Glass

A six-part podcast series highlighting the experiences of multifaith couples and families in Jewish communities and beyond. Breaking the Glass is a celebration and a candid acknowledgment of how our experiences shape each of us, in ways both beautiful and difficult.

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Nov. 16, 2022

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A six-part podcast series highlighting the experiences of multifaith couples and families in Jewish communities …

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Nov. 30, 2022

Episode 1: Breaking the Ice

Originally published Dec. 1, 2022. Religious engagement in America is declining . Polarization is climbing. Who are the people finding commonality and love in today’s divided society? Multifaith couples. Breaking the Glass f...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Episode 2: Breaking the News Part 1

Originally published Dec. 1, 2022. A Jew walks into his girlfriend’s parents’ kitchen and is asked to carve up a ham... For multifaith couples, meeting the parents can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s also a chance ...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Episode 3: Breaking the News Part 2

Originally published Dec. 1, 2022. What happens when force of habit becomes, well, forced? Breaking the News, Pt. 2 surveys the institutional responses to multifaith marriage that have cast it into the corners of communal lif...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Episode 4: Breaking the Glass

Originally published Dec. 15 , 2022. You say ketubah, I say kitab. We both say, I do! This episode features the many ways people choose to celebrate their marriage. Whether on land or at sea, with an Imam or JP, …

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Dec. 28, 2022

Episode 5: Breaking the Mold

Originally published Dec. 29, 2022. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but sometimes it rolls down the hill and onto a path entirely its own. In this episode, couples, experts and faith leaders discuss the experiences ...

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Jan. 11, 2023

Episode 6: Breaking New Ground

Originally published Jan. 12, 2023. The final episode of the series features a conversation between Newbery and series regular Rabbi Denise Handlarski about the practical and meaningful ways that community can be constructed....

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Breaking the Glass: episode 5, Breaking the Mold - Part 1

Breaking the Glass Episode 5 - Breaking the Mold Emma  00:00  You said sort of something like there's a kind of acceptance if someone is not really willing to learn more or get to know you as a couple. What do you think that experience …

Breaking the Glass: episode 5, Breaking the Mold - Continued

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Breaking the Glass: episode 4, Breaking the Glass

Episode 4 - Breaking the Glass Reza  00:00 I love to plan anything, especially a party. And I think it's fair to say, Rimini, you did not have like dreams as a little girl of planning your own wedding, right? Rimini  00:12 Definitely n…

About the Host

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Emma Newbery

Podcast Producer

Emma Newbery is a podcast host, producer, and journalist. She is the host and producer of "Breaking the Glass," "Breakout Sessions," and the creator of the podcast "All Alone With Something to Say." Her work can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, as well as in "Dig Boston," "The Boston Hassle," "Jewish Rhode Island," "Kolture," and through Kingston Gallery. Her work focuses on religion, culture, and anthropology, with a focus on multifaith relationships, the rise and function of nationalism, and criminal justice reform. She follows stories that allow for intimate interviews and deep-dives into topics, perspectives, and subjects that illuminate why humans do what we do, and what is most important to us.