Dr. Helene Meyers

Helene Meyers Author Photo

Helene Meyers is the author of Movie-Made Jews: An American Tradition. She can be found on Twitter @helene_meyers and at helenemeyers.com.

Blog Posts

Therese Shechter stands in front of a bunch of strollers in My So-Called Selfish Life

Childfree, with No Regrets and No Apologies

Dr. Helene Meyers

Full of insights from experts and the joyously childfree, this film expands our understanding of reproductive justice.

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles

Film Review: "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles"

Dr. Helene Meyers

After watching Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, viewers will likely find themselves humming “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Tradition” for days.

Topics: Film, Theater
"Gittel's Journey" Book Cover

A Passover Story: Lesléa Newman's "Gittel's Journey"

Dr. Helene Meyers

Gittel’s Journey overlaps with one of the central themes of Pesach: that having been strangers ourselves, we are ethically obligated to remember the stranger.

Topics: Immigration, Fiction
Promo Image for 93 Queens

Is 93Queen the Face of Hasidic Feminism?

Dr. Helene Meyers

Paula Eiselt is a honest enough filmmaker to represent the compromises that her protagonist makes and the tensions that develop within the unit as a result.

Warriors, Witches, Whores by Rachel Harris (cropped)

Israeli Cinema, Feminist Style

Dr. Helene Meyers

Harris’s questions are worth the consideration of every committed cinephile and feminist. She asks whether a director’s gender necessarily determines the politics of a film, whether women’s stories are necessarily feminist ones, which women’s stories are represented on-screen, and how some depictions of sexual violence intended to critique rape culture are actually complicit with it.

Topics: Film
Sukkot Harvest

A Bicultural Jew Gives Thanks on Sukkot

Dr. Helene Meyers

So, my journey from New York to Texas has resulted in my viewing myself as a bicultural Jew: I have had the luxury and privilege of taking Jewishness for granted and I also know the depths of Jewish illiteracy and intolerance that plague parts of the country and some institutions of higher education.

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