Jewish women on the web: Link Roundup
May 21, 2012
- Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, delivered the Baccalaureate sermon at Elon University, urging students to "be comfortable being uncomfortable."
- HUC-JIR just ordained the third of three sister rabbis, which Renee Ghert-Zand calls the "Rabbinic Sister Act."
- Sometimes it's good to take a step back and laugh at ourselves. The new blog "Is This Feminist" is chock-full of good natured jabs at the different standards of feminism we hold ourselves to, asking if certain actions are feminist. (Hint: They're always "problematic")
- On the Sisterhood, Sarah Seltzer responds to the controversial attachment parenting Time cover by reminding us that there are much more pressing issues facing mothers and families.
- Pursue and Jewschool are blogging the 2012 Inside the Activists Studio, sharing the voices of a number of courageous Jewish women activists, including Emily Saltzman, Erin Markman, and Sarah From.
- Curt Schleier interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal about her role in the new film Hysteria on the Arty Semite blog.
Ready for Shavuot?
- Jewish Women International has released a study guide entitled Rethinking Shavuot: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts that combines text from the biblical story of Ruth with commentaries and prompts for conversations. It's designed for use in both formal and informal settings. Download and share!
- Blogger and Sunday Shalom School teacher Yo Yenta shares some Shavuot-themed arts and crafts projects for kids.
Today in This Week in History:
- May 21, 1907: The proprietors of the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel in Atlantic City apologized to Bertha Rayner Frank for her experience with anti-Jewish discrimination at their hotel. (A hotel clerk told her: "We don't entertain Hebrews.")