Jewish Women, Amplified
- Antisemitism and the Women’s March
- Baking Babka, Taking in Tragedy
- A Refugee Tale
- Playlist: Jewish Ladies Who Rock
Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of JWA, shares her thoughts on the Women's March leaders and their associations with Louis Farrakhan. She writes, "I don’t have any easy or solid answers, but here are 10 brief thoughts to add to the conversation."
My pocket buzzes again. “Did you not see the news?” I feel my entire body tense, my fingers shaking as I struggle to open Twitter. In a moment, I am inundated—11 dead, maybe more.
When I wake up, I decide to make a babka.
I have told myself that these strangers, whose microaggressions have plagued me for years, do not deserve my life story. It is usually strangers who demand it, who scrutinize my accent, singling me out as someone who does not belong in the only country that has granted me citizenship. I am an American, and I am a refugee.
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.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women, Amplified." (Viewed on November 18, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/finding-balance-where-are-all-boys>.