It’s no surprise to voracious readers of female-authored fiction that the magical realism genre has flourished by the pens of the fairer sex. Readers with some enthusiasm for the genre may associate it with women of color in particular. For example, there’s Isabel Allende and Laura Esquivel, following in the Latin American tradition of Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Alice Walker and Toni Morrison incorporating folklore into African-American fiction.
Social media memes are tearing up the Internet across lines of gender, race or class. They’ll even find their way to the Orthodox.
Chelyabinsk is known to the world as the place where a meteor struck. The Russian town also harbored Jews fleeing the Holocaust, including Rachel Rosmarin’s grandparents.
Most of us know ‘yenta’ to mean a gossipy person, usually an older woman. But the Yiddish dictionary has a slightly more off-color definition.
We all know that the number of twenty- and thirty-something Jews who are actively involved in synagogues is dwindling. But does it have to?
Instagram isn’t just for teenagers. Celebs and cultural icons are snapping pics and sharing ‘em. Here’s eight Jewish women to watch on the photo-sharing app.
As kids, we asked our grandparents time and time again to retell stories of how they beat the Holocaust. A new exhibit details one Jewish woman’s artwork of survival.