To Dye, or Not to Dye? That Is the Question

It began predictably enough: the first gray threads I found in my hair when I hit my thirties.


Passover Midwives, Birthing Change

Every year, on the morning of Passover, I must ask myself, “How can I strive to be one of the midwives?”


We’re all in one big matzo…

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A Hand Through the Mechitza

I grew up in a synagogue with a mechitza, and I never thought much about this gender segregation until my first semester in college.


Jewish Woman, Muslim Man, and What This Unlikely Literary Pairing Produced

A Jewish woman collaborates on a book with a Muslim man?  Sounds like the start of a joke—except that it’s anything but.

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RT @Womenofthewall: Tanya Hoffman's new film sheds light both on a personal conflict with her mother Anat & WoW 2014/04/22

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

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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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