Sunday in Humboldt Park

Remembering Humboldt Park in 1950s Chicago, where Jewish-Polish families gathered after a week of grueling hours at menial jobs to play cards and speak their Yiddish mother tongue while their kids ran wild. 


Marching With My Rabbi for #BlackLivesMatter

“I have not walked in the shoes of my black neighbors. But last week our shoes were pointed in the same direction.”


Tell Us! What Is a Jewish Feminist Object?

Maybe it’s lurking in your basement—or your subconscious.

Meredith Tax

Writer-Activist Meredith Tax Gives Voice to the Women Fighting ISIS

“The fact that women in Rojava are leading military battalions and that feminists are organizing to create a bottom-up participatory democracy in a war zone is incredible.  It’s a story that needs to be publicized.”


Policing Girls’ Bodies Part Two: Legs

“More than once, I had been sent to the office, where a huge, shapeless, black garbage bag of a skirt awaited girls convicted of dress code violations.”

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Sunday in Humboldt Park 2016/07/22

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

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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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