Summer 2002

Jewish identity in Diaspora lives: women in Greece, India, Latin America and the United States. The Halakhic skinny on piercing and tattoos. Class and privilege in the Jewish world.

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Hyphenates Attract

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Growing up with a hyphenated last name, his parents’ feminist principles are now his own. The dilemma is obvious: his girlfriend is also a hyphenate. A true story.

Hineni

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What I wantis to say Hineni:the thrce-in-one Hebrew word(our verbal trinity!)meaning “Here I am” or“I am here,”even “I-here-am.”The patriarchs’ answer to God’s question:“Where are you?”God must know where we areso... Read more »

Tashlich

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And you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. — Micah 7:20 Let me toss these sin sandwichesinto the water, my wrongs ribbonedthrough the bread. Let them... Read more »

The Groom

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A best friend’s adultery.

Is the Hope for Peace a Delusion?

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In Jerusalem, a crackerjack journalist attempts to get one man—the Palestinian who tried to murder her father—to say he is sorry.

From Privilege to Poverty… What I Learned in the Move

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I spend most of my work time on a campaign to increase public funding for after-school programs. These programs are necessary to young people’s academic success and personal development. So why doesn’t... Read more »

The Wedding Photographer’s Assistant

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Wedding pictures are always the same…aren’t they?

Beyond Borscht and Babushkas

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Rachel Kranson reports on Mexican Jewish brides-to-be and on immigrants to America from the former Soviet Union.

2 Girls, 2 Opposing Jewish Culture in Mexico

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As the title would suggest, Guita Schyfter’s “Novia Que Te Vea” [A Bride to Be] is a film about women destined to become brides. But the primary focus of this movie’s... Read more »

Persecution & Belonging Memory & Identity

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Paulette Kershenovich listens to newly voluble Latin American Jewish women.

Class and Caste: Jewish Women of India

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Sarah Blustain is troubled by a chilling portrait of Baghdadi Jews in India.

Ellinides Evraies

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Alice Sparberg Alexiou interviews the Jewish women of Salonika, Greece.

Belly-Button Bliss Pierced at 40!

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One woman repossesses her body.

When My Kid Got a Tattoo

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A Jewish mother finds herself reluctantly proud.

Jewish Women Modified: The Halachic Skinny on Piercing and Tattoos

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What Jewish law says about body art.

A Nose Ring of Her Own

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Our foremother Rebekah was given one at the well.

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