How the ‘Barbie’ movie made us think about confronting fatphobia in Jewish spaces

Barbie as a feminist anti-fatphobia Jewish icon? Why not? (Photo generated by Midjourney)

In their long-awaited return to podcast form, Bonjour Chai hosts Avi Finegold and Phoebe Maltz Bovy catch up on their summer break—including their thoughts on the blockbuster Barbie movie and its many Jewish links. After that, with so much mainstream discussion around feminism and body image dominating the media, they speak with Rabbi Minna Bromberg, the founder of Fat Torah, an organization that aims to end weight stigma in Jewish spaces and train Jewish leaders to confront fatphobia in their community.


Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold and Phoebe Maltz Bovy. Zachary Kauffman is the producer and editor. Michael Fraiman is the executive producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Support the show by subscribing to this podcast or donating to The CJN.