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From the Supreme Court short list to mother-daughter body issues - Link Roundup

  • In a response to this New York Times piece, Elissa Strauss tackles the Jewish relationship to body hair and hair removal. [Sisterhood]
  • For Elana Kagan and Judge Diane Wood, the two "Jewesses with attitude" on Obama's Supreme Court short list, their pro-gay and pro-choice politics will be the focus of media vetting. [Jezebel]
  • Sarah Silverman discusses her new memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, where she explains that "penis" and "vagina" should be equal comically, but they're not. [Vanity Fair]
  • Debra Nussbaum Cohen explains: "Tomorrow may be dubbed “Equal Pay Day,” but it ought to be called “Unequal Pay Day.” [Sisterhood]
  • Renee Ghert-Zand reminds us that Jews come in many colors, and introduces us to B’chol Lashon, an organization giving voice to Jews of color. [Truth, Praise & Help]
  • How can you simultaneously encourage your daughter to watch her size and accept her body? Peggy Orenstein tackles the mother-daughter health and body image issue. [New York Times Magazine] In response, Anna North asks, "Must a child's healthy body image come at the cost of constant anxiety on the part of her parents?" [Jezebel]
  • A Houston-based program created by Rabbi Amy Weiss uses Jewish values to teach comprehensive sex education. [The Body]
  • Nerdy girls are so hot right now. But are TV's Jewish girls really nerds like TV's Jewish guys? [Tablet]
  • Could the "Magic Yad" tool put Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutors out of business? [MyJewishLearning]
  • "Real Housewives of New York's" Jill Zarin publishes Secrets of a Jewish Mother. Not sure what to say. [Vanity Fair]
  • "Why I Chose to be a Lesbian Rabbi" [Zeek]
  • Anne Frank's Facebook page leads us toward a new model of Remembrance. [Forward]
  • Could taking your husband's name result in a pay cut? [NYT Economix] [Jezebel]

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "From the Supreme Court short list to mother-daughter body issues - Link Roundup." 20 April 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on April 29, 2017) <>.


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And we just mentioned the book in a post on the history of abortion access: