When a Jewish author, daughter of Holocaust survivors, writes a novel inspired by the life of Mel Gibson, there must be a good story attached. 


The Very Surprising History of Jewish Women in Comic Books

Jewish creators like Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and Art Spiegelman have had a strong influence on comics, but not so much attention has been turned on female Jewish comics creators.


Hollywood Princess

Although born and raised in New York City, Dana Aynn Levin always considered herself a California girl at heart. 

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Excuse Me: When a Stranger Says “Good Morning”

How to respond to an unsolicited “good morning” that seems just a little bit leery but is not yet threatening.


Street Harassment, Seat Harassment and Women’s Bodies

When public discrimination is both gendered and given the blessing of religious authorities, why do always we hear calls to accommodate segregation?

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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

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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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