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  • It Takes a Sisterhood: Guest Post by Bonnie Samotin Zev

    By Maya Paley

    April 18, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    “Our foremothers have established a tradition of supportive friendship and community that we would be wise to follow.”

    The phone calls not yet returned. The unanswered emails. The looming deadlines at the office. The to-do list that never ends. The laundry is piling up, but the...

  • Breasts, Bras & Bad Decisions

    By Ilana Angel

    April 5, 2013 | 4:22 pm

    I like breasts.  I like my own, and can admire others.  I think they are remarkable from the perspective of using them to bond with my newborn baby, and remarkable from the perspective of incorporating them into my sex life.  Boobs are important and should not be taken for granted,...

  • A Different Kind of Youth Program

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For many teens, having a bar or bat mitzvah is both a beginning and an ending. According to Jewish tradition, the ceremony signifies a child's transition into manhood or womanhood. For some teens, it also marks the end of a structured Jewish education. Some kids dread Hebrew school...

  • Part Memoir, Part

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    For the next few weeks, you will be hearing about girls and sex. "Oprah," "Leeza," "Charlie Rose," The New York Times, even The Jewish Journal -- media great and small will focus airwaves and inches on a topic that, while hardly new, rarely gets serious, sustained attention.

    You'll be...

  • Navigating Sexual Turmoil

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Naomi Wolf, author of "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"
    Sex will always be with us, but thoughtful, non-hysterical conversations about sexual issues are few and far between. With the publication of her newest book, "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"...