Jewish Women’s Surprisingly Prominent Role in Ancient Jewish Magic

Wait, doesn’t the Torah say something about not allowing a sorceress to live?


A Modest Year in Israel: When Young Women go to “Seminary”

Across Israel the doors of the academic Jewish year 5775 will open in the first week of September, 2014. A well-groomed cohort of young women will immerse themselves in an intense year of advanced Jewish studies complemented by extensive touring and volunteer work.


Is There Any Take-Away from This Long, Anguished Summer of Bad News

Simmering oppression and fear rising to the surface, often with violence, from the first bright mornings of June through the dog days of August.


Tender is the Brisket

In Tender is the Brisket, Stacia Freedman hones in on women writers who are, in her description, “on their way up, down and sideways.”

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My Political Evolution

That’s what feminism has taught me – to look beyond the official story and ask about how large political decisions affect people’s real lives.

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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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