Rabbi Jennie Rosenn on Eco-Feminism.
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn on Eco-Feminism.
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein links Judaism and the land to answer questions more urgent now than ever.
A “nature novice” embraces the wisdom of birdwatching.
Yep, this is totally normal. Nothing extraordinary. Just another day in which a Black, South Asian woman starts to rule the world.
The Torah of Feeding is about nourishing ourselves now as an act of love, resistance and making our personal/family/community souls fertile for growth—ready to shift, change and transform our future.
Perhaps the most surprising relationship I’ve contemplated in 2020 is mine to my body, my female body—a body I hadn’t ever embraced on my own terms.
Do I ever tell her that her music is the soundtrack of my Jewish experience? “Singing Unto God” on repeat, at the top of our lungs; “Lechi Lach” accompanying us on so many journeys; feeling safe with the sense of angels by our side.
To my fellow Jews: it is time to begin building relationships and solidarity with your AAPI family.
A Jewish voice for disability rights.
When a joke stops being funny.
An excerpt from Justice Sotomayor's dissent.
The radical message of Henrietta Szold
Trans bikini bottoms.
In less than a year, women’s equality has rolled back down the hill as fast as Sisyphus’s rock. According to a report by the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress, “even a 5 percent decline” in mothers’ economic participation “would undo the past 25 years of progress.” KATHA POLLITT, “Covid-19 Has Been... Read more »
The period that lasted, and lasted, as the weeks rolled on.
Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies & Gender Issues, includes an anthropological feature on Lilith staff photographer Joan Roth in the fall 2020 issue
Orthodox activists against gun violence.
Theater Dybbuk's new podcast series spotlights Jewish writing enacted in dramatic readings.
At the Well seeks to “connect women all around the world” through the wisdom found in ancient Jewish texts.
Avodah, a social justice organization that trains Jewish leaders through fellowships and participatory programs, announced three new programs addressing systemic inequalities, as well as a lack of diversity in Jewish leadership.
The Women’s March has put out a call for “digital defenders,” or people who can fight alt-right radicalism online by engaging in online advocacy.
Flory Papo Kabilio Jagoda, known as “The Keeper of the Flame” for her efforts to continue the traditions of her Sephardic and music heritage died in January at 97.
Nancy Schwartzman’s film “Roll Red Roll” scrutinizes rape culture in America through the lens of a 2013 assault on a high-schooler by teenage football players, and the unsavory lessons athletic coaches teach their students about sexual violence. A Guardian article describes the documentary as “chilling,” adding that it “turns the scrutiny usually reserved for the... Read more »
Sefaria, “a living library of Jewish texts,” hosts over 3,000 years of Jewish books in Hebrew and with their English translation. Texts are viewable on both computer and mobile devices. sefaria.org
RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals, is a participatory virtual exhibition featuring the kitchen tables of nine artists, with content submitted by the public integrated throughout. The exhibition, hosted through the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., includes a recipe, Q&A section, videos of the artists explaining their use of the “domestic... Read more »
Ta’amod: Stand Up, is an organization dedicated to preventing discrimination, harrassment, and other abusive behaviors in Jewish organizations or institutions. You can take workplace training (or suggest it to your employer), select from a menu of resources, check out options for referrals, and connect more personally, if you need to, via a confidential call line:... Read more »
One in three U.S. families experience diaper need. Obviously the babies suffer. And when daycare requires a supply of diapers for each kid, mothers can’t go to work, so families face even more need. Give money, organize a local diaper drive, advocate for free diapers and more at nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.
As a pre-teen girl, I spent exactly zero time thinking about gender inequality. Even full ritual participation in Jewish life seemed accessible to all. Our afternoon Hebrew school was run by a pair of progressive Israeli educators who expected pre-adolescent boys and girls to lead Shabbat morning services for the junior congregation, and at age... Read more »
THE CITY WAS burning and I had my first period cramps in a year. At first I had thought it was anxiety—death in the streets, cases piling up at the hospital—then I thought perhaps gas, as I do have a relatively delicate stomach. But no, pure uterine pain. Small flecks of blood in the toilet... Read more »
As a Black Jewish person who was socially assigned female at birth, I wasn’t supposed to become a theoretical physicist. Jewish women are familiar with this phenomenon, after having been locked out of the rabbinate for centuries. While theoretical physicists, like Rabbis, get to think about exciting questions regarding the origins of spacetime, gatekeeping impacts who... Read more »
in a cream colored Chanel suit she got at Loehmann’s licks a crooked finger turns a slim page in a prayer book with a busted binding. I never knew her more still than she was in temple no one, not even God calling her name. At home she watched Days of Our Lives while ironing... Read more »
“Is it true?” I ask her. “Would you really kill yourself if Owen left you?” She nods solemnly. I fight the urge to call the police, her father, my husband.
When he didn’t answer, Ida took her cart and gently, just a touch really, pushed it against the back of his knees. It was barely a tap. But the shmendrick started screaming. "What’s wrong with you, you crazy old woman?!”
As part of his only recorded speech in the book of Esther, Mordechai exhorts Esther to appeal to King Ahasuerus, suggesting that Queen Esther’s raison d’être was to rise to the occasion and deliver the Jewish people from danger. And yet, as a new anthology of essays suggests, Queen Esther has served many purposes over... Read more »
Usually in Haredi life, both women and men rely on rabbinic authorities for guidance in life decisions large and small. But for women’s reproductive lives, it is different.
I can promise you one thing: when you read this book, you will fall in love with Riva Lehrer. She’s funny and creative and insouciant and so smart that her personality leaps right off the page. It’s rare for me to sit down with a memoir and then just…not get up. But that’s what happened... Read more »
Work won’t love you back—it will only ever demand more and more of your time. Or leave you without health insurance.