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Alan grew up as a quintessential East Coast Jew. That meant that the “Two Bs”—Barbra Streisand and Bella Abzug—were beyond worshipped in his household. As Alan grew, he added another B—belonging to the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler—to that list. In his fantasy life, he’s a singer-songwriter. In reality, people miles away are known to cover their ears when he sings in the shower. So, he settles for being a writer, a Red Sox fan and a devotee of many social justice causes. It makes him feel good. And he thinks Barbra, Bella and Bette would approve.
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For women in the Orthodox Jewish community, domestic abuse is still too often suffered in silence.
Leah Wolff-Pellingra is the winner of our contest to rename the History Makers series with her suggestion, "Women of Valor." As it ha
JWA often profiles authors on our website. Imagine our pleasant surprise this week when we found out we inspired an author!
If ever there was an unofficial Queen of New York City, Kitty Carlisle Hart was it.
I miss Wendy Wasserstein. How much so? Well, when Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president, my second thought—right after “All right!”—was: “What would Wendy say?”.
As I watched HBO’s incisive documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, one irony became clear instantly: