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Jewish Women, Amplified

  • Writing Bravely
  • Recognizing Female Friendship
  • Israeli Cinema, Feminist Style
  • Touch Your Heart
  • Students at the Library circa 1910s

    To Women Writing Bravely

    By coming to know our foremothers, we are actually coming to know ourselves and by taking up the weight of the pen and writing our own story, we are freeing all women, then and now. For women’s stories are the keys to our collective liberation. To all the women writing bravely today, I dedicate this piece.

  • The H-Spot Book Cover

    More than “Galentine's Day”: Recognizing Female Friendships

    Recently, a few of my clergywomen friends dropped by a congregational Shabbat dinner, and we spent the latter half of the evening catching up while people finished their meal. Some members of my community didn’t know how to process the presence of these women at my table, and a few expressed resentment that my attention was divided.

  • Warriors, Witches, Whores by Rachel Harris (cropped)

    Israeli Cinema, Feminist Style

    Harris’s questions are worth the consideration of every committed cinephile and feminist. She asks whether a director’s gender necessarily determines the politics of a film, whether women’s stories are necessarily feminist ones, which women’s stories are represented on-screen, and how some depictions of sexual violence intended to critique rape culture are actually complicit with it.

  • Julie Seltzer

    And It Will Touch Your Heart

    At the museum in that first week, between introductions and protocol and photo shoots, I finally took out my Tikkun, the book used to copy the Torah from, word for word, line for line, eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. I opened up to page two. Here were the first words of my Torah. My Torah – as if these words were mine.

    והוא ימשל בך . And he will rule over you.

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