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Rebecca Long

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JWA blogger, Rebecca Long. Image courtesy of the author.

Rebecca Long is a Southern California native and a 2014 graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. She moved to Boston in 2015 and worked as an Assistant Editor at National Geographic Learning before joining the Jewish Women's Archive team in 2018. In her spare time, she is a freelancer for publications like Bitch Media and Bust Magazine, a soprano in the intergenerational Yiddish choir, A Besere Velt, a cross-stitcher, and a novice hiker. You can find her on Twitter at @bex_long.

Blog posts

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 September 22, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/rebecca-long>.

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