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Rebecca Long

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Rebecca Long. Image courtesy of the author.

Rebecca Long is a Southern California native, born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. She is an alumna of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude with a BA in English Literature and minors in Women's Studies and History. She moved to Boston in 2015, where she worked as Assistant Editor at National Geographic Learning before joining the Jewish Women's Archive in 2018 as Communications and New Media Specialist. In her spare time, she writes for publications like Bitch Media and Bust Magazine, sings in the intergenerational Yiddish choir, A Besere Velt, and cross stitches. You can find her on Twitter at @bex_long.

Blog posts

Peaches in Seattle

Playlist: Jewish Ladies Who Rock

Allow the comfortingly familiar piano chords of track one, Vanessa Carlton’s certified jam “A Thousand Miles,” to transport you. Whether you’re “making your way downtown, walking fast,” or just “lying here,” there’s a song in this playlist for everyone.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

The Fashion of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

This summer, no movie captured our hearts like Netflix's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Rafaella Rabinovich, the costume designer responsible for film's iconic looks, discusses the most popular outfits from the movie and the importance of representation in film.
Women's Liberation Movement Protest 1970

New Year, New Blog Editor!

Why is it important to amplify the voices of Jewish women? Because in a society that has historically refused women the right to speak and deemed our stories unimportant, it is a radical act to communicate our experiences.

Composite Image of Amanda Knox and the Scarlet Letter Cover from 1934

The Scarlet Letter Reports

"The rest of the world is not kind when it comes to women's sexuality.”

No, it certainly isn’t. It wasn’t kind to Lilith, who was demonized for asserting a sexual preference. It wasn’t kind to “witches” in Salem, who were hanged for “challenging Puritan values.” It wasn’t kind to Monica Lewinsky, the young Jewish intern who was scapegoated to protect the powerful position of an older man.

A Besere Velt, 2016

Twenty Years of Singing for Bread and Roses

“The repertoire of A Besere Velt grew out of the shtetls, the sweatshops and union meetings, the camps and ghettos” and explores themes of justice and revolution, uplifting the voices of women and other marginalized groups. As the choir sings in “Bread and Roses,” “The rising of the women means the rising of us all.”

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie: Bashert

The popular Netflix show Grace and Frankie gives unique narrative space to a friendship between two women who I would venture to classify as soulmates, bashert. Their relationship, like many of the real-life female friendships I see around me, calls into question the necessity of romance in a meaningful companionship.

Topics: Television

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rebecca Long." (Viewed on November 14, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/rebecca-long>.

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