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"Dear Blu Greenberg": JWA blogger Talia Weisberg's award-winning letter

We are proud to announce that JWA blogger Talia Weisberg, a junior at the Manhattan High School for Girls, New York, won runner-up in the 2012 Letters About Literature contest in New York state. The program has student readers write to an author, living or dead, describing how that author’s work somehow changed the reader’s view of the world or himself/herself. The competition had 14,000 entries this year. State winners comepte at the national level, sponsored by the Library of Congress’ National Center for the Book.

"Modern and Modest:" Interview with Nina of alltumbledown

When not memorizing Latin declensions, Nina, a graduate student of history, authors alltumbledown: a modest attempt at style, a blog about the intersection of modesty and daily fashion. In addition to brightly colored pencil skirts and everything sequined, she is a fan of Mad Men, the quickly-disappearing Jewish Lower East Side, and the printing press. She currently calls both Philadelphia and New York home.

Nina of alltumbledown the Modern and Modest project

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Nina of alltumbledown the Modern and Modest project.

Photo courtesy of Nina at alltumbledown.blogspot.com.

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Nina of alltumbledown the Modern and Modest project.

Photo courtesy of Nina at alltumbledown.blogspot.com.

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Hadassah Blocker with Bat/Bar Mitzvah Class

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Hadassah Blocker (front, second from left) stands with a bat/bar mitzvah class.
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Hadassah Blocker (front, second from left) stands with a bat/bar mitzvah class.

Miri Shalem of Beit Shemesh and dance as a tool of social change

Before most of us ever heard of the small town of Beit Shemesh, Miri Shalem the orthodox mother of four children and a long-time resident was directing the town’s JCC.

Hanna Weinberg

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Hanna Weinberg.
Courtesy of Joan Roth.
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Hanna Weinberg.
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Remembering Hanna Weinberg, pioneering advocate for domestic abuse victims

For women in the Orthodox Jewish community, domestic abuse is still too often suffered in silence.

Misogyny, the "festering impulse," should come as no surprise

In her bold article in the Jewish Week (Jan 3) Dr. Gail Bendheim decries the recent events in Beit Shemesh and calls for “examining carefully and courageously what it is about our religious life that has led to such a deeply festering misogynistic impulse.” The answer seems obvious to me as I imagine it must to any woman raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.

Pro Choice Protester, 2010

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Ottawa Pro Choice Presence at the 2010 National March for Life.
Photo by Jenn Farr via Flickr

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Ottawa Pro Choice Presence at the 2010 National March for Life.
Photo by Jenn Farr via Flickr

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