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Winter 2010–2011

Sarah Blustain on Jewish women in the workforce, and she interviews Sara Horowitz, who created the visionary Freelancers Union. Four women reveal their unforgettable friendships—beloved or toxic.

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Unforgettable Friendships

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Labor Pains

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Before Marrying Again…

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This time, she tries the mikveh. Why?

A Very Jewish Poet

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Sifted through her staggeringly tragic childhood, Flusberg’s poems, including the three offered here, become a monument to healing and strength.

Reworking “Rabbi”

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Before the recession, five years of rabbinical school guaranteed a self-supporting vocation. Not anymore.

Age of Innocence

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For older women suddenly out of work, retooling themselves for the New Economy and the Internet Age is a double challenge.

Union Made

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Meet the woman who thinks there’s a better way to organize for the way we work today.

The Portrait: Algeria 1919

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Algeria 1919

“Besser Fargessen”

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After a century of silence, a family that specialized in forgetting finds its secret revealed in a yellowed 1909 Yiddish newspaper.

An Ode to 40 Years: The Power of Women’s Friendship

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NAAMAH KELMAN: From the minute we sat down to talk on the lawn in front of the library at Camp Ramah in Palmer, we knew. Even as we exchanged details of daily teenage life, we understood the magnitude of our meeting. In peasant blouses and jeans, both descendants of rabbinic families, we felt the insistent... Read more »

Folks, This is What a Feminist Looks Like

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Florence Howe on Grace Paley

Click: Ignore

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Opening up my e-mail one night a few months ago, I saw it: a message from my closest friend from late childhood. She’d found me — no surprise — on Facebook. “Hi Alice! You remember me — I hope!” As if I wouldn’t. We’d met at Jewish summer camp when we were both nine. Until... Read more »

Balm in Gilead

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I feared it would be awkward to talk by telephone, she so many thousands of miles away, barely able to respond. But the words pour out of me — a groundswell, a flood. I talk and talk, trying to tell her what her life has meant to mine these 47 years, from the summer we... Read more »

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