Funny Business

Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.

Idle Worship

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.

Funniest Nights

From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions

Sex and Violence

Or should that be ‘Love and Guns’?

Vision and Revision

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.

Today on Tablet

An unlikely romance, the Palestinian Ghandi, and more

Priestly Caste

There’s a growing movement of women who practice their Judaism through feminist, earth-based rituals

2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do Orthos and Feminists All Hate?

Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.

A Clockwork Doll

Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken

Sisters in Arms

Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist

Daybreak: Israel Makes Offer For Shalit

Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news

Today in the Tyranny of the Ultra-Orthodox

Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall

My Generation

R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

Sundown: Not Quite Bra-Burning

Reform, rejection, and relaxation

Sundown: Children of a Lesser Shah

Iranian Jews, feminist rabbis, a Hollywood breakup

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