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Jewish Women, Amplified

  • Feminist Hanukkah
  • A Tale of Two Maisels
  • Diving into the Wreck
  • To Rio de Janeiro
  • "Judith Slaying Holofernes" by Artemisia Gentileschi, circa 1614-20 (cropped).

    A Feminist Hanukkah

    Hanukkah is eight days long—a perfect amount of time to express your feminist values! I’ve compiled a list of Jewish, feminist-themed activities for Hanukkah—one for each day of the holiday. To be clear: these activities should be part of your life for the rest of the year, too! But sometimes it’s easy to fall behind, so without further ado, here is your recommended feminist Jewish agenda for this holiday.

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    A Tale of Two Maisels

    When it comes to the new Amazon original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we are an office divided. The newest series from Gilmore Girls showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino has a whole lot to love, especially if you love history, Jewish women, and feminism (which we do!). At the same time, this first season pays little homage to the many funny Jewish women that were making waves in comedy before Midge grabbed the mic.

  • Gloria Steinem and Linda Stein, Suited Up (cropped)

    Diving into the Wreck with Linda Stein

    Imagine my surprise when I encountered the equivalent of an androgynous rubber suit embodied in the sculpture of artist/activist Linda Stein. Unlike Rich’s suit, which is confined to the page, Stein’s art is tangible. In fact, some of these sculptures are wearable.

  • Idra Novey

    From Rural Pennsylvania to Rio de Janeiro

    Women didn’t show up for Saturday morning services in tailored white wool jackets or carrying an angular black handbag with a metal clasp large enough to double as a weapon. The occasion was my older sister’s bat mitzvah. Eleven years old at the time and trapped in a hand-me-down dress with built-in shoulder pads, I was transfixed.

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An obituary for an influential woman with a fascinating life. Read it--and may her memory be a blessing.… https://t.co/ZxaLTaWqCc
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It can be very difficult to engage with people who we disagree with profoundly--but sometimes it's the right thing… https://t.co/2QLFw90I8N
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