Tag: Jewish Women

Embroidering Her Past

The iconography in Maxine Lee Ewaschuk’s embroidery reflects the lenses through which she sees the world and the world sees her.

Siona Benjamin Paints Lilith of the Present

For Benjamin, and most feminists who have adopted (or adapted) Lilith in art or literature, the mythological first wife of Adam stands as an icon of independence and courage

Keeper of the Flame

Whenever I would see Flory Jagoda, it was as if she had been waiting just for me, greeting me with her lovely smile and sparkling eyes. Often, she would say, “Here you are!” And now that she could kiss me–always on both cheeks–and hold my hand tightly, she seemed happy. I know I certainly was.… Read more »

A Southern Jewish Farmer?!

My Jewish farming journey pointed me back home to the South, and made me long to put down roots in the place that, as a Jewish teenager, I could not wait to leave.

Totally Normal

While my tears flowed and the moment felt surreal, my five-year-old asked me if Elsa from Frozen is real.

Creating a Reflection of Myself

My whole pre-teen and teenage life, I watched films and television shows and thought, “Where am I?” Never before had I seen a girl with a subway map of scars on her body get the guy of her dreams. I had never seen a girl who used a walker be the prom queen.