Feminism

Mazel Tov, Heather Booth!

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Heather Booth

Yesterday Heather Booth, Director of Americans for Financial Reform, wrote a piece in the Huffington Post called V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!! lauding Congress for passing the most significant financial reform legislation since the Great Depression.

Finding Women's Empowerment in Jewish Literacy

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I’ve been thinking a lot about literacy lately. Maybe it’s because I’m working for a children’s book company this summer or maybe it’s because I am now open to seeing the holes in my own literacy. Of course, when I think of literacy, I tend to associate it with Judaism because that is where many of my holes originate.

Kagan's confirmation hearings and more - Link Roundup

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All about Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings:

What Makes a Women’s Website?

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Forbes magazine came out this week with a list of the Top 100 Websites for Women, and it got me thinking about what makes a website “for women.”

JDate and the pitfalls of Jewish, feminist online dating

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JDate advertisement

Just last week, your grandmother was at Dr. Finklestein's office for her regular teeth cleaning and Sarah, the dental hygenist, told her all about her nephew who just met the nicest Jewish girl on JDate. Can you believe it? JDate! You know, you should really try JDate. You're not getting any younger, you know.

"Sex and the City 2" v. "Agora": How will you escape?

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"Sex and the City 2" and "Agora" movie posters

This weekend, two movies starring two of Hollywood's most famous Jewesses are opening. One is the glitzy explosion of Sex and the City 2 (SATC2) starring Sarah Jessica Parker and the other is the relatively quiet premiere of Agora, starring Rachel Weisz.

My Feminist Nose Job

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Yes, I’ve had one.  No I don’t regret it.  

Must sexism and anti-Semitism be "either - or?"

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As I embark on my final days of high school, I am working feverishly hard (well, let’s face it – senioritis makes me say I’m going to do so) on my senior project. My project, a collection of interviews with New York Jewish women on the intersection of Judaism and feminism (how appropriate!), is an exploration of how personal identity can be shaped by external forces/movements.

Celebrating Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, the first woman Reconstructionalist rabbi

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Thirty-six years ago today, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso was ordained as the first female Reconstructionist rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Philadelphia on May 19, 1974.

Jewish feminism, then and now

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Yesterday I celebrated Mother's Day in an unusual way.

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