Summer 2000

The stealth politics of talk-jock “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger.  Books, websites and organizations especially for Jewish teen girls. Women’s powerful friendships through love and grief, and even through college.

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New Books Tell Us What Girls Are Really Made Of

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New books for, by and about girls.

“I Thought I Knew You”

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In the company of women of many colors, Jewish women bravely stand and recount their own oppression.

Here’s Something in Between…

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Last year I attended a class at a yeshiva in a very observant section of Jerusalem. As a married woman, I wore a hat out of respect for the community’s observance.... Read more »

How I Became a Kippah Crusader

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Problems (including an arrogant Israeli policeman) for a devout American woman who wants to cover her head while she prays plus an innovative solution to the headcovering dilemma by Jamie Hackel Hyams.

The Jewish Girl’s Guide

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An uncommon roundup of teen girls’ youth organizations, local programs, websites and mags.

The Troubling Passion of Simone Weil

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Why is this woman, who turned away from her people in 1940s Europe, inspiring our interest now? Simone de Beauvoir has some ideas….

Friendship as Play

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Just before college graduation, we decided to bury the history of our shared senior year. The two of us and our other five housemates borrowed a neighbor’s shovel and held our... Read more »

A Friendship of Unabashed Exposure

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In July 1974. after a long afternoon with my friend Barbara Myerhoff, the anthropologist best known for the renowned Number Our Days, I left for a summer in England. Barbara, realizing she was... Read more »

Ending the Day Alive

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Friendship as survival

Friendship Like Teabags in a Single Pot

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I.B. Singer, in some book of his, says, unforgettably, “No one gets through life unscathed,” and as we get older, the truth of this sentiment becomes more and more excruciatingly... Read more »

The Stealth Politics of Laura Schlessinger

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You may think "Dr. Laura" is just talk-radio static, but with her on-air anti-feminist, gay-bashing and anti-abortion advice, she is promoting the agenda of the Christian Right.

Readers Respond

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Something old, something new?  Readers respond to wedding innovations with enthusiasm, creativity and outrage.

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