The work/family balance, feminist-atheist siddurs, Holocaust hip hop and more -- Link Roundup Jan. 27, 2010

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  • This is interesting in light of the discussion taking place at The Sisterhood about feminism and the work/family balance. [Read the posts in order: One, two, three, four, five
  • Move over Millionaire Matchmaker, make room for anti-yenta April Gaede, the Neo-Nazi (they like to be called "White Nationals") matchmaker. [Jezebel]
  • How do you feel about a feminist-atheist siddur with psalms like: "Exalt Adonai our God and bow down at the footstool of God’s feet — a patriarchal hierarchy is not a value for me. He is holy — but why not ‘she’?" [Forward]
  • Hannah Rosenthal, recently appointed as the State Department's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, is apparently a threat to the "old boys club." [Huffington Post] via [JTA]
  • Mae Singerman wonders why the organizers of the Matzoh Ball (an event for Jewish singles) gave her contact information to a plastic surgery clinic. [JSpot]
  • Were Shakespeare's works really written by a Jewess? [The Sisterhood]
  • Meet Laura Spector, the newest Jewish Olympian. Her sport is the biathalon, which consists of x-c skiing and rifle shooting. [Yo Yenta]
  • Podcast: Excited for the new issue of Lilith Magazine? In this podcast, Senior Editor Susan Schnur discusses the theme for the Winter 09/10 issue: Our Bodies: It’s Complicated. [Lilith blog]
  • Octagenarian Esther Bejarano, one of the last surviving members of the Auschwitz women’s orchestra has taken Holocaust education to the streets, rapping with Cologne-based hip hop group Microphone Mafia. [Jewschool] [SpeigelOnline] Check out her beats in the video below, and see a photo gallery here.
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