Bat mitzvahs tell us less about tradition than they do about how girls create rites for coming of age, as the new book Today I Am a Woman shows
A popular cookbook, Recipes Remembered, pairs Holocaust survival stories with survivors’ recipes, an awkward pairing of pleasure and horror
In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
After a lifetime of avoiding Philip Roth’s books, a reader decides to see what all the fuss is about
How Sarah Silverman finally won me over
Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did
Young-adult novelist Norma Klein taught me about sex and feminism, in a very Jewish world
Reading A Treasure for My Daughter, a 1950 guide to Jewish womanhood
Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?
In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined