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Jewesses abound

When we were planning this blog in the winter of 2006, we had long conversations about possible names, ultimately choosing to reclaim the word "Jewess" from its exotic and sometimes negative connotations and give it a new life in the blogosphere. Well, it turns out we were at the forefront of a cultural phenomenon! A recent article by Daniel Krieger explores the history of this term and its recent reclamation by young Jewesses. Check it out. This blog, among others, is mentioned, and there are great quotes from several of our favorite Jewesses with attitude.

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Rosenbaum, Judith. "Jewesses abound." 19 May 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 18, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/jewess>.

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