Conversion, culinary memoir, and a Jewish woman for President? Link Roundup - Nov. 4, 2009

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  • Yesterday's gay marriage defeat in Maine reminds us that civil rights should not necessarily be decided by a majority vote. [The Daily Beast] [Choices Campus]
  • Rumors of a Jewish woman for President?  Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz be the first? [Huffington Post]
  • An interesting look at the origins "Ms." [New York Times]
  • "Writing, Reading, and Eating:" Renee Ghert-Zand explores the "culinary memoir" genre, and why it is so resonant for Jews. [Truth, Praise, and Help]
  • In a session chaired by Hilary Clinton, the U.N. adopted a resultion to create a special envoy to combat the use of rape as a weapon of war! [Heartfeldt Politics]
  • The reality of self-destructive behaviors among Jewish girls, particularly eating disorders. [Huffington Post] via [Tablet]
  • "The Goyls Next Door:" Jessica Pauline wonders why we don't see Jewish girls in Playboy anymore. [Jewcy]
  • Conversion stories: A Muslim, a Mormon, a Baptist, a Protestant, a Chinese American, an African American, a Mexican American and the great-granddaughter of a Nazi officer tell their stories about converting to Judaism.  [Tablet]
  • Is Ivanka Trump's conversion good for the Jews? [Forward] Or, is her modest Orthodox wedding gown good for fashion? [NYT Magazine]
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