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…


This time, she tries the mikveh. Why?

A Very Jewish Poet


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

Reworking “Rabbi”


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

Age of Innocence


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

Union Made


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

The Portrait: Algeria 1919


Algeria 1919

“Besser Fargessen”


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


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... Read more »

Folks, This is What a Feminist Looks Like


Florence Howe on Grace Paley

Click: Ignore


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... Read more »

Balm in Gilead


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... Read more »

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