‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story
Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
Why critical thinking sliding into paranoia and overstatement is both destructive and distracting
A pioneer of challenging the status-quo explores Judaism’s gender roles
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
I tried to stay out of the fray, but I finally had to go public with my opinions about Israel, even if it meant my friends disagreed
In this essay, from 2003, the leftist feminist rock critic Ellen Willis discussed her misgivings about Zionism—and about its opponents
Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag
I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.
Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy
A new collection of essays by the late, great cultural critic affirms her standing as an icon of liberation and pleasure
The wife of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid promotes her new book in New York
‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise
The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry
A modest counterproposal for the Facebook COO, who wants to ban the word ‘bossy’
The former Knesset member led the way for a movement now in its prime
An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group
The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck
The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.
As a public figure, Anthony Weiner’s loyal spouse is sending the noxious message that men should be defended at any cost
The pioneering feminist photographer published ‘Growing Up Female’ in 1974
A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack