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Celebrity Cook-Off's Taylor Dayne wins hearts with matzah ball soup

I happen to think “Leslie Wunderman” would’ve been a fine stage name, conjuring up images of a sort of Jewish Wonderwoman, but I guess ‘90s pop star Taylor Dayne didn’t agree.

The Lives They Lived: Jewish women to remember in 2011

“[Debbie Friedman] emphasized the value of every voice and the power of song to help us express ourselves and become our best selves. As she wrote for JWA's online exhibit Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution: 'The more our voices are heard in song, the more we become our lyrics, our prayers, and our convictions.' The woman who wrote the song that asks God to 'help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing' herself modeled for us what that looks like.”—Judith Rosenbaum.
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How Gilda Radner taught me to love my nose

I have my mom’s nose.

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger: Jewess With a Bad Attitude?

Is there such thing as being a Jewess with too much attitude? Increasingly, it looks like the answer may be yes, and the evidence is in Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger.

Raysa Rose Bonow, 1931 - 2011

In a time when women television producers were few, and female executives non- existent, Raysa Bonow came to Boston and changed the face of daytime TV programming.

As Executive Producer of "For Women Today," later renamed "The Sonya Hamlin Show," she introduced Boston daytime viewers to a kind of television they had never seen before. In the wake of the social turbulence of the late 60’s and rise of feminism of the early 1970’s, Raysa  was determined to abandon  the typical daytime  fare of cooking, fashion and celebrities and open up a  world of new ideas to women at home.

Remembering Kitty Carlisle Hart

If ever there was an unofficial Queen of New York City, Kitty Carlisle Hart was it.

Remembering Shari Lewis

Today in 1998, children's television favorite Shari Lewis, a puppeteer who created the characters Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, passed away at the age of 64 from cancer. Shari Lewis' tv shows including Shari-Land, The Shari Show, Lamb Chop's Play-Along and The Charlie Horse Music Pizza pioneered the use of participation in educational children's tv programming.

“Dinah Shore Show” debuts on NBC radio

August 6, 1939

A quintessential American girl, Dinah Shore mixed song and talk on the airwaves for over 50 years.

Edna Barrabee Grace, 1914 - 2010

Prominent Boston-area therapist Edna Barrabee Grace enjoyed a long and successful career counseling couples. She helped many save their marriages by teaching them simply to be nice to each other. Edna shared her positive message in newspaper and magazine stories; as a guest on television and radio programs; and by hosting a TV segment, Ask Edna.

Rachel Berry's nose job

Glee might be a poorly written, pandering, and completely infuriating show, but it remains to be the only mainstream TV show today with a lead female character who is open about her Jewish identity. The topic of this week's episode, "Born this Way," was about Jewish women and nose jobs. In the episode, stereotypical Jewish girl Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, considers getting a nose job.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Television." (Viewed on July 31, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/television>.

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