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Jessie Kahnweiler Confronts Online Dating App Sexters

Through comedy, this filmmaker depicts the dark, hidden, often uncomfortable realities of the female experience. 

Flickr.com, Bruna Schenkel.

“My Transition to Womanhood Left Only a Smarting Handprint on My Cheek”

First comes a first period in the Old City of Yafo. Then comes traditional hazing ceremony, symbolic music box…and forgiveness. 

The author and her mother in Bergen Belsen Displaced Person’s Camp.

Mother’s Day Was Complicated for the Daughter of a Survivor

“For me, Mother’s Day was an opportunity to heal my mother’s pain.”

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Israeli Teen Mom Beaten for Breastfeeding at School — by Religious Woman https://t.co/tRHzWLzxTy

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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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