Tender is the Brisket

In Tender is the Brisket, Stacia Freedman hones in on women writers who are, in her description, “on their way up, down and sideways.”

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My Political Evolution

That’s what feminism has taught me – to look beyond the official story and ask about how large political decisions affect people’s real lives.


Dear Fish in My Daughter’s Aquarium

A long time ago an American President said the human being and the fish could co-exist peacefully.

PICTURED: The #1 existential threat to Israel's safety.

In Wartime, a Surreal Modesty Contest

As conflict rages in Israel and Gaza, a group of women in Crown Heights has decided that covering up young girls’ bodies is the only solution.

Israel's Iron Dome defense system (Wikimedia Commons)

On Mothers, Sisters, Narrative and War

As narratives of the ongoing conflict in Israel abound, the stories of mothers provide a human anchor for international anguish.

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Yiddish Classics into English

Here’s a switch! Instead of translating Shakespeare, etc., into Yiddish, Taytsh, the Yiddish Book Center’s site for Yiddish-to-English translators, wants to help translate the treasures of Yiddish literature into English for a new generation of readers. Learn more at taytsh.org.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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