Ep. 310: Reveling on Purim, celebrating 100 years of the bat mitzvah, and revisiting a ‘Preppy Handbook’ parody
This week on Unorthodox, we’re throwing a party.
Our Jewish guest this week is Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive, who joins us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bat mitzvah in America. We talk about the first girl to be become a bat mitzvah, in 1922, plus what bat mitzvahs have meant for Jewish girls and women in the intervening century.
We also speak with Debbie Haback, who co-wrote the 1986 Preppy Handbook parody, The Jewish American Princess Handbook.
Plus, we hear an essay from lawyer and writer Emma Sokoloff-Rubin about growing to love her curly Jewish hair.
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April 7 — We’ll be doing a live show at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, hosted by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, with schmoozing and book-signing afterward. 7:30 p.m. EDT; get your tickets here.
April 11 (virtual) — Stephanie Butnick will be in conversation with authors Lisa Barr (Woman on Fire) and James McAuley (The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France). 7 p.m. EDT; register here.
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