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Jewish Women, Amplified

  • When Harry Met Sally
  • (Jewish) Madonna
  • Reproductive Justice
  • More Perfect Unions
  • Carrie Fisher in When Harry Met Sally

    The Five Most Feminist Moments from When Harry Met Sally

    Imagine my delight when I discovered that, much like a fine wine and the old bag of M&Ms I recently found in the console of my car, Nora Ephron’s classic, smart, script has not only aged well but has in fact been improved by a growing social awareness that women shouldn’t be shamed for knowing what they want and how they want it.

  • Images of TV Jewish Moms (2018)

    The (Jewish) Madonna Complex

    The Jewish mother loves her children more than anything else, and in this, she wants a better, easier life for her children than she had. Whether that is as origin to our Jewishness, or as learned behavior in the face of bias and antisemitism, it imprints on our mother role and repeats across generations.

  • Body Protest

    (Reproductive) Justice, You Shall Pursue

    Reproductive health includes the right to have children and to access all amenities necessary to care for those children. It means a right to bodily autonomy no matter one’s sexuality, gender, class, or ethnicity.

  • Emma Goldman Sign

    On More Perfect Unions

    We have always been this bad. And we have always been better than this. Grappling with this contradiction has always been hard for us as American Jews, sometimes able to “pass” or be folded into the comforts of white privilege, sometimes abruptly and painfully othered.

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