The stereotype about Jewish women being too ‘emotional’ has been used to mock us in movies like ‘Clueless’ and as a real-life insult to Democratic lawmaker Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A new study shows that women’s higher ‘emotional quotient’ is actually valuable in life — and even in the workplace.
Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth that is coming ever closer to eliminating the time between desire and fulfilment, is not satisfied with being merely the world’s biggest bazaar. Over the years, it has become a content generator of its own, buying newspapers, publishing books and, apparently, producing Jewish-themed television shows.
Clergy and directors of non-Orthodox synagogues across the country are trying to find ways to make synagogue less boring. But boredom is good, writes Elissa Strauss, and we should fight to keep our houses of worship bastions of boredom.
We’ve tallied up the results from our third installment of the ‘Who Sets the Table?’ survey series. Guess who made the holidays happen at home and got our tushes to synagogue?
What do you do when one partner in a marriage approaches Judaism with fondness and curiosity, and the other, well, less so? Elissa Strauss used to think it was a big deal — but not anymore.
Elissa Strauss feared the end of Jews mocking Jews in comedy. But in ‘Difficult People,’ Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner prove that it’s still the Golden age for Jews poking fun at each-other.
Who makes the High Holidays happen in your home — and would it happen without women? Take our survey, share your stories and read personal takes from Elianna Yolkut and Pesach Sommer.
Who makes the High Holidays happen in your home? Take our survey and share your stories.
The results from our latest ‘Who Sets the Table?’ survey are in. Now we know, thanks to more than 500 of you, who does the work to make the day of rest.
Gal Beckerman diagnosed American Jews with pathological anxiety in his final act as Forward opinion editor. But where he saw reason to despair, Elissa Strauss sees an opportunity for fun.