This time, she tries the mikveh. Why?
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.Table of contents Get the issue
This time, she tries the mikveh. Why?
Living the Legacy A curriculum for grades 8–12 focuses on Jews in the Civil Rights Movement and includes women such as Freedom Rider Judy Frieze Wright (above) and a lesson... Read more »
Maja Kriel, an author from South Africa, has been around the block and around the world. Or at least that is the impression she gives in her first novel, Rings... Read more »
Sixty years after the untimely death of Milton Steinberg, scholars have collaborated to publish an incomplete and previously unknown novel by the legendary author of As a Driven Leaf (1939).The... Read more »
The twelfth book of poems from Alicia Ostriker, The Book of Seventy (University of Pittsburgh Press, $14.95), written as Ostriker enters her seventieth year, showcases the wisdom she has gained... Read more »
Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank (Phoenix Books, $22.95/$28.95 Canadian) takes as its protagonist a woman capable of transforming herself. But unlike Demeter or Arachne, she does so by shifting identity... Read more »
Two recently released graphic novels detail the lives of independent Jewish women: Greg Rucka’s Batwoman Elegy (DC Comics $24.99) is a slick and powerful superhero story where a woman takes... Read more »
I almost always get the same reaction when I say that I became a vegetarian seven months ago. Everyone wants to know: Does this mean that I won’t cook for... Read more »
Real estate and its associated aspirations lie at the heart of both Eden, by Yael Hedaya, and Every House Needs a Balcony, by Rina Frank. Hedaya provides a searing portrayal... Read more »
Hollywood successfully capitalized adaptations of Edna Ferber’s novels — Giant the best-known of them — in its midtwentieth- century studio phase. In Edna Ferber’s Hollywood: American Fictions of Gender, Race,... Read more »
Haya Leah Molner, author of Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania (Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99) was almost eight before she learned she was Jewish. Growing... Read more »
In the interest of full disclosure I should admit that given a choice between a piece of chocolate and a plate of Brussels sprouts, I’ll take the sprouts every time.... Read more »
Sifted through her staggeringly tragic childhood, Flusberg’s poems, including the three offered here, become a monument to healing and strength.
Before the recession, five years of rabbinical school guaranteed a self-supporting vocation. Not anymore.
For older women suddenly out of work, retooling themselves for the New Economy and the Internet Age is a double challenge.
Meet the woman who thinks there’s a better way to organize for the way we work today.
After a century of silence, a family that specialized in forgetting finds its secret revealed in a yellowed 1909 Yiddish newspaper.
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 »
Florence Howe on Grace Paley
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 »
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 »
Most people recollect that flutter for a special someone as early as elementary school. Yet when it comes to addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ)... Read more »
“A magazine about sex has to be sexy, don’t you think?” Merav Maroody asks in response to a compliment about the design of Ms.Use, a new — and gorgeous —... Read more »
When open adoption advocate Betty Jean Lfton died in November, this issue surfaced once again. In the New York Times obituary, Margalit Fox wrote that when Lifton’s Twice Born: Memoirs... Read more »
Varda Ben-Hur is a big woman with a big personality — enough to fill a home, a stage, a book or two. A chubby little girl in Israel’s thin austerity... Read more »
Last month, my two-and-a half-year-old was diagnosed with a nut allergy. She had picked cashews out of a salad, and her eyes had gotten red and “fluffy,” as she calls... Read more »
Monsoon season is not the time to apartment hunt. I spend days traveling around Mumbai’s suburbs, getting soaked as I jump in and out of auto rickshaws, helping a friend... Read more »
In the touristy areas of the French Quarter, which was relatively unscathed by Katrina, New Orleans streets are full of buskers. By the dozens, these street performers enact all kinds... Read more »