Warning: Miri Regev May be Harmful to Israeli Culture

We’d like to think that art as free expression can thrive in the self-proclaimed democracy that is Israel.

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Secrets of Jewish Love and Marriage

“Particularly important for us was how these love letters often gave women a voice.”


Zaftig Mamas, Tenement Toughs, Suburban Strivers: Syd Hoff’s Unapologetic Jewish Cartoon Women

While the author of “Danny and the Dinosaur” often put male characters front and center, his images are full of women—Jewish women.


A Sinner in the Mikveh

There had to be no trace of blood…But what constitutes a trace?

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Requiem for a Catalog Queen

“Lillian Hochberg named her business for the posh town she lived in, Mount Vernon.  Then she named herself for her business. Could a story be more American?”

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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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