Episode 5: “Jewish Hair”

Summer's coming, and here at the Jewish Women's Archive, we're thinking about…hair. Curly, Jewish hair. The kind that turns to frizz in summer weather. And we're not the only ones—thousands of people every week visit our seven year old blog post on the topic. In this roundtable edition of Can We Talk?, we explore curly, wavy, frizzy hair and its deeper cultural and historic significance for Jewish women.

Released June 15, 2016
  • Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman

  • JWA's Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum in her curly-haired youth

  • Emily Gasoi

  • Ariele Mortkowitz

  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City 

  • Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in The Way We Were

  • Ilana Glazer

  • Jaclyn Friedman
  • Judith Rosenbaum with big hair
  • Emily Gasoi
  • Ariele Mortkowitz
  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
  • Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford
  • Ilana Glazer Cropped

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 5: “Jewish Hair” ." (Viewed on August 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/jewish-hair>.

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