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Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr from Jordan Brady's film "I Am Comic."
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Roseanne Barr from Jordan Brady's film "I Am Comic."

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Sarah Reisen

Sarah Reisen was both a gifted Yiddish writer in her own right and a respected translator of great literature into Yiddish for children and adults.

Lysol Advertisement

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An excerpt from an old Lysol advertisement which chastised women for leaving the party early.

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An excerpt from an old Lysol advertisement which chastised women for leaving the party early.

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Parting Gifts

“I can’t die before July 28th,” my mother said as soon as her doctor strolled into her room at Long Island Jewish Hospital. “I have theatre tickets.” Then, exhausted from the effort of uttering those two short sentences, she lay back on the pillow and shut her eyes.

Dr. Nadroo put a calming hand on my mother’s arm and looked at me, her large liquidy eyes filled with concern. Had the cancer that had begun in my mother’s bladder and migrated to her liver and kidneys finally reached the outpost of her brain?

Eliana Melmed with her Two Great-Grandmothers

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Eliana Melmed with her two great-grandmothers.

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Eliana Melmed with her two great-grandmothers.

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Shirley Cohen Steinberg

Shirley Cohen Steinberg helped make the Jewish holidays fun and interactive for children with her Holiday Music Box albums, featuring “One Morning” (popularly known as the Passover “Frog Song”).

Isadora Newman

Isadora Newman’s creativity defied categorization, spilling across the boundaries of poetry, fiction, painting, and playwriting, but always returned to the African American and Creole influences of her New Orleans heritage.

Rivka Haut

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Rivka Haut.
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Rivka Haut.

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Rivka Haut

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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.
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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.

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Margot Adler as High Priestess, 1979

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Margot Adler as the High Priestess at Jim Freund's handfasting (wedding) in 1979.
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Margot Adler as the High Priestess at Jim Freund's handfasting (wedding) in 1979.


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