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

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

An Unlikely Poster Child for Planned Parenthood

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

The Wedding Dress Whisperer and Me

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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

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

Flash Flood

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Life lessons from the mythological Lilith. Betty Friedan on her feminine mystique & being Jewish. Those thorny Jewish women's organizations.

I Served the Man Who Beat My Mother

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

A Ritual for Breast Reduction

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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

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

Jews & Gender in the Jim Crow South

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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

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The paradox of public versus personal prayer. 

Miscarriage Memorial

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When Your Work Crowds Out Your Actual Life

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

After the War

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It was a Czech film and the lead was a dead ringerfor my uncle, same full cheeks, almond eyes, slickedback hair, there he was, my uncle, on screen, largerthan life. The movie had a happy ending, our hero reclaiminghis fortune, his life. My uncle also survived, spared by Mengele himself, the angel of death, fastidious,... Read more »

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