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Excuse Me: How to Make Small Talk

1. Say anything. 2. Something to think about: Speech occurs when wind passes through the vocal folds.

Cover art for Gore's I'll Cry If I Want To. The copyright is believed to belong to the label, Mercury Records.

Lesley Gore (1946-2015), Who Created a Feminist Anthem

Lesley Gore: beloved musician, committed feminist, powerful mensch.

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Excuse Me: How to See Beauty in Things

First step: Put all your eggs in one basket.


Get Thee to “Gett”

“Gett” may be the catalyst that will build national support for giving women a voice under divorce law.

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Excuse Me: Social Metamorphoses

A guide to the creatures living inside you that come out at parties.

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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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