My journey to love my legs and understand the Feminist movement


Etta King at camp
Etta King with her campers

“How could you?!” Esther screamed.
“What? What are you talking about?” I asked.

The thing about rings


Upon her arrival in Israel this week, a friend of mine picked up this pretty, functional necklace:



Summer internship opportunities at JWA


Do you know someone looking for an engaging internship experience this summer? The Jewish Women's Archive has openings for several unpaid interns, 10–20 hours per week, beginning June 13, 2011 for both undergraduates and graduates. Academic year positions may also be available. 

Women's Liberation and Jewish Identity: Bringing it home


Next Generation panel

Last week, I had the great privilege of attending the conference “Women’s Liberation and Jewish Identity: Uncovering a legacy of innovation, activism, and social change.” (JWA was

The modern Haggadah: New voices and the reactionary



This year I tried something new at my family’s Seder. We used a new Haggadah!

Spanx may make panty lines invisible, but can't smooth over feminist critique



This delicious article in the Boston Globe had me pumping my feminist fist in the air! In a report on the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Women’s Philanthropy’s annual Pomegranate event held at Congregation Mishkan Tefilah in Chestnut Hill, MA, Beth Teitell reported that there were no "visible panty lines," or "VPLs."

Jewish Feminism and Feminist Jews: More Questions than Answers


Next Generation panel

By now it's both a truth and a truism that the personal is political.

Egyptian women make their voices heard


It’s an exciting, scary, and revolutionary time in Egypt right now. In spite of our opinions on the political implications of the anti-Mubarak and pro-Mubarak protests, I think we can all appreciate the large number of Egyptian female revolutionaries with roles in the spotlight. I read an interesting article on this in the New York Times today that described the surprisingly large involvement of women in the protests in Egypt.

Weekly Wrap Up: Miss America fallout, Jewish feminism stalls, and more


  • Miss Massachusetts Loren Galler Rabinowitz did not win the Miss America pageant, but that doesn't mean we we can't talk about it. Ms. Magazine wonders why we haven't been protesting the pageant.


Rising Voices


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