Summer 2017

Why Your Life Is Being Consumed by Your Work

How to cure our time-crunch epidemic. Forgotten Jewish feminist celebrations. A ritual for breast reduction. Jews and gender in the Jim Crow South. A daughter on her abused mother.

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What’s Missing When Jews Talk About Abortions


Jews are overwhelmingly pro-choice. So why do we selectively fall silent?

An Unlikely Poster Child for Planned Parenthood


Why this 25-year-old sings the organization’s praises. Prepare to be surprised. 

The Wedding Dress Whisperer and Me


What pulls a seasoned New York Times reporter to Rochel Leah Katz, guru for ultra-Orthodox brides? 

These New Jewish Holidays Brought to You By Feminism


Defrost the liturgy, democratize religious practices, innovate from Bible narratives and you get the celebrations we need now. 

Fiction: Flash Flood


What Naama will remember most of all from that trip is the silence.

I Served the Man Who Beat My Mother


What’s expected of a daughter who witnesses violence? This haunting memoir tells us. 

A Ritual for Breast Reduction


The time has come for the ritual we bet you (and Lilith) never before considered. Here’s one way to prepare for an under-discussed surgery. 

The Rules Do Not Apply


What did Levy reveal—to herself— when she wrote her same-sex wedding vows? 

Jews & Gender in the Jim Crow South


Afraid they’d be seen as non-white non-citizens, established Jews enforced Southern gender norms (homebound “ladies” and “chivalrous,” prosperous gentlemen) among their immigrant co-religionists. 

Calling Out Her Name


The paradox of public versus personal prayer. 

Miscarriage Memorial


When Your Work Crowds Out Your Actual Life


It’s about more than just kids and way more than your personal solutions. What should employers—like Jewish and feminist organizations—be doing?

Poem: After the War


It was a Czech film and the lead was a dead ringer for my uncle, same full cheeks, almond eyes, slicked back hair, there he was, my uncle, on screen,... Read more »

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