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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Daniel Handler does more than apologize for his 'watermelon' joke http://t.co/BD4Ywi2kA6 12 hours ago

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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