Tag: feminism

Esther in a New World

As part of his only recorded direct speech in the book of Esther, Mordechai exhorts his orphaned cousin Esther to appeal to King Ahaseurus, suggesting that Queen Esther’s raison d’etre was to rise to the occasion and deliver the Jewish people from danger. And yet, as a new anthology of essays suggests, Queen Esther has… Read more »

A Reproductive Shabbat

Until we are comfortable loudly discussing abortion and reproductive freedom in our communities, we will inadvertently perpetuate the idea that abortion is taboo. 

Life Without Lipstick

And although none of these compare even remotely to the loss of life and living, they inflict a particular kind of pain because they are set against the backdrop of such monumental tragedy. One of those small sorrows is the loss of lipstick—and by this I mean red lipstick because for me, that’s the only kind there is.

A Profound Posthumous Novel from a Very Late Bloomer

Jerusalem as a Second Language, Distelheim’s second novel, is out from Audbade on September 29, 2020 but sadly, Distelheim died on June 1 and didn’t get to savor the praise that is sure to come for her sophomore effort.