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  • It’s Birthright Israel — for Jewish moms

    2 weeks ago

    On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright Israel trip: Participants celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City, swam in the Dead Sea and ascended the ancient mountain fortress at Masada. The trip was mostly free and organizers were prepared with...

  • Learning With Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 8, 2014 | 8:44 am


    Naomi Wolf speaking at Stephen S. Wise Temple Library Lunch I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Stephen W. Wise Temple organized by...

  • Calendar: November 2-8

    By Laura Donney

    October 30, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    SAT | NOV 2

    “WINE, WOMEN & COMEDY”

    In honor of Rosh Chodesh, a holiday dedicated to women, tonight’s performance is dedicated to the women who make us laugh. Hilarious, poignant and risqué, these comedians make up the SheBREWS — eight fabulous female comics who dominate the...

  • Orthodox woman, a first

    January 16, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    In a groundbreaking appointment, the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR,CA), has selected Tamar Frankiel as its new president, making her the first Orthodox woman to lead an American rabbinical school.

    Frankiel, 66, is a professor of comparative religion and an expert...

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  • Thousands sign on for Shema flash mob

    October 22, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel. 

    The gatherings early Monday afternoon came two days after Conservative Jewish congregations were asked to dedicate a recitation of the...

  • Women’s Participation in Ritual: Time for a Paradigm Shift

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    October 15, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Today, the baseline in any Orthodox community is that women do not participate in public ritual at all. In the average Orthodox synagogue, there is not one thing that women do which is part of synagogue performance. Their presence is not felt and their voices are not heard. The...

  • Shame at the Holiest Site in Judaism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...

  • Self-Love: What Are Your Top Ten Rules?

    By Maya Paley

    August 15, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    A colleague at NCJW/LA recently sent me the “10 Rules for Brilliant Women” list written by Tara Sophia Mohr. Mohr writes that she knows “many brilliant women who don’t believe in the brilliance of their own ideas—and as a result, don’t share them boldly.” In response to...

  • The War on Women or the Women on War?

    By Maya Paley

    July 17, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Is there a war on women? Is this an exaggeration or is it reality? I wonder if I’ll ever know considering that most of the reporting about women in this world is conducted by men.

    Look at our US election coverage this year, for example. When it comes to print media (as published by...

  • Shifting Expectations: Women and Work

    By Rabba Sara Hurwitz

    July 13, 2012 | 10:41 am

    I love eating challah, but until recently, I refused to be a “challah baker.”  The term irrationally evoked an image of a woman chained to her kitchen,  slaving away for the sake of others, with no desire or choice to impact the world.  That is not who I am.  I am an Orthodox...

  • Jewish woman in Bahrain appointed government committee leader

    April 30, 2012 | 11:03 am

    The legislature in Bahrain has appointed a Jewish female parliamentarian to serve as deputy chairwoman of the foreign affairs, defense and national security committee.

    Nancy Khedouri, the third Jewish Bahraini to be appointed to the upper chamber of Bahrain’s legislature, was selected on Sunday by her fellow lawmakers to serve in the position, according to the Gulf News.

    Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States, Houda Nonoo, a former member of the 40-member upper house of the legislature called the Shura Council, also is a Jewish woman.

  • Guest Post by Rabbi Seth Winberg Defending Rabbi Dov Linzer’s New York Times Op Ed

    February 13, 2012 | 8:41 pm

    Note from Asher Lopatin: Some of the arguments in this article parallel my own arguments challenging Rabbi Shaul Magid’s ideas regarding specific laws in the Jewish tradition.

    Guest post from Seth Winberg who received rabbinic ordination at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and an M.A. from...

  • The Religious Cost of Rejecting Feminism’s Core Moral Claim

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    January 29, 2012 | 7:04 pm

    Rav Moshe Feinstein was never known as a feminist. But he both understood and accepted feminism’s core moral claim.

    In a remarkable 1976 responsum he wrote bluntly about what he perceived to be the effort to extend the women’s liberation movement from the political and social...

  • Jews & Blacks on Reality Television

    By Ilana Angel

    November 30, 2011 | 10:49 pm

    I love reality television.  By love of course I mean I am addicted to it.  Even though most of it is useless, I cannot stop watching.  Reality television is like drugs.  You try it once at a party, and before you know it you are in front of the television watching a Kardashian rerun...

  • Brooklyn signs ask Jewish women to step aside for men

    October 10, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Yiddish signs briefly sprouted on Brooklyn trees asking Jewish women to step aside when a man walks down the sidewalk.

    The plastic signs bolted to trees in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Williamsburg read, in Yiddish, “Precious Jewish Daughters: Please move over to the side...

  • The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 10, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    The year is 1950. The setting is a dimly lit movie studio backlot. It’s the middle of the night, and an attractive young woman named Betty Schaefer is explaining to her screenwriting partner why she became a writer instead of what she really wanted to be — an actress. The movie...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Panic Ensemble—‘Jewish Women (have more fun)’

    November 7, 2008 | 6:38 pm

    Panic Ensemble: Jewish Women (have more fun)

  • Glass ceiling

    By Shifra Bronznick

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Can we talk about gender? Again? Or maybe not.

    We have been having a conversation in the Jewish community about gender for more than three decades.

    During that time there have been some remarkable changes: the ordination of women rabbis, the proliferation of egalitarian prayer...

  • Finding the sacred in the mundane

    By Amy Klein

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    My grandparents were not big readers. Their English was slightly accented but fluent -- they both left Poland in their early teens and came to America in the 1920s. But like many Orthodox Jews of their generation, when they had "leisure" time (although I'm not sure they knew the...
  • Hindu widows, remembering Marcy, Conservatives are dishy, Oh! Happy Day!

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Our Jewish Spinsters

    Rob Eshman's piece, "Our Hindu Widows" is literally unbelievable (Aug. 10). I am a marriage-minded 52-year-old SJM. I have never been married and want to find my match and start a family. The only really practical advice I have ever heard is "Buy a mansion in...
  • Our Hindu Widows

    By Rob Eshman

    August 9, 2007 | 12:00 pm

    I know too many beautiful, brilliant single Jewish women in their 30s and 40s.

    I hear too many stories about the lack of available Jewish men, the first dates who are too lost or too pathetic, the fights over marriage and children that end the relationship and send the woman, now a...

  • Letters to the Editor

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Anti-Semitism Awareness
    Rona Ram missed the point (“Awareness Week at UCLA Hit by Apathy,” March 18). In her article, she asserts that apathy and indifference among Jewish students with regard to anti-Semitism threatens Jewish continuity and resulted in disappointment among the...
  • Women Still Struggle to ‘Have It All’

    By Jane Ulman

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    More than 30 years after Gloria Steinem founded Ms. Magazine and Sally Priesand was ordained a rabbi, more than 25 years after Judith Resnick became an astronaut and more than 10 years after Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Jewish...

  • Shunning of Wigs Exposes Media Flaw

    By Rabbi Avi Shafran

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The media had a grand time recently when tens of thousands of Jewish women stopped wearing their wigs out of concern that they might contain hair that had been offered to an idol. The more revealing story, though, lay not in the deep dedication to the Second Commandment but in the...

  • Curtain to Rise on Women’s Conflicts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In a rehearsal room at the Odyssey Theatre, Colette Freedman propped her electric-blue high tops on a chair and good naturedly laughed at herself. "I'm truly flawed," the 30-ish actress-playwright said. "I am totally a hypocrite."

    Well, not totally. While her "Deconstructing the...

  • Q & A With Jewtopia Creators Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson

    By Amy Klein

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Are you interested in a 29-year-old Jewish girl?"

    I'm standing in the foyer of the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood talking to Bryan Fogel, the co-writer/co-producer/co-star of "Jewtopia" -- a play that parodies dating, JDating, interdating, rabbis, Passover seders, Purim, Chanukah...

  • A Love Like Mime

    By Mark Miller

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In my San Francisco days, I once had a brief romantic affair with a mime. I was living in a house with lots of bedrooms, which were rented out to many different people. One of them was her, Angie, a young woman who each day would leave the house, go down to the park and do her mime...

  • A State of ‘Jewtopia’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "We're nice Jewish boys who love our mothers," Sam Wolfson said. "We don't mean any harm," said his pal, Bryan Fogel.

    Wolfson and Fogel feel nervous because they've written and are starring in an irreverent play, "Jewtopia," about a Jew who dislikes Jewish women (Wolfson), and a...

  • Running Out of Time

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A group of Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds meets regularly in Brooklyn to discuss the domestic abuse they have suffered.

    One woman in her 30's was emotionally, verbally and financially abused by her husband of eight years, who beat her after she became pregnant. With the help...

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Stereotype

    By Teresa Strasser

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    There's something inherently sexy about a woman who owns a dog. I don't mean a pug or a poodle. I mean a bruiser; a canine that's muscular and intense, a beast that succumbs to her quiet command. Unfortunately, the same really can't be said for a single woman with a cat.

    Get yourself...

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