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No. 77: The Way We Were

Proto-Jewish feminism

Alana Newhouse
December 05, 2011

1973, dir. Sydney Pollack. This Barbra Streisand/Robert Redford classic gave the world “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell”—the five-word anthem of a generation of brash, curly-haired, politically active Jewish gals, scorned in favor of more demure, which is to say WASPy, women. Think it’s no longer relevant? Take it away, Carrie Bradshaw.

Alana Newhouse is the editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine.