Chanel Dubofsky


Teaching Women How to Tie Tzitzit

By Chanel Dubofsky

Teaching Women How to Tie Tzitzit
A few things about tzitzit: First, even when there’s a map of what to do in front of you, tying it looks like a completely nonsensical project if you’ve never done it before. Second, it’s difficult to get people to talk to you while they’re doing it. Finally, there’s nothing precisely like the experience of being in a room full of folks tying tzitzit who are very serious about it, and also very joyful.Read More


Single Mother and Rabbi

By Chanel Dubofsky

Courtesy of Diva Communications// Rabbi Felicia Sol with her children Read More


Avital Norman Nathman on 'Good Mother Myth'

By Chanel Dubofsky

Avital Norman Nathman on 'Good Mother Myth'
In “The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood To Fit Reality” (Seal Press, 2014), editor Avital Norman Nathman asks the question: “What does it mean to be a good mother?” Contributors, including Joy Ladin, Jessica Valenti, Sarah Tuttle Singer and Jennifer Baumgardner reflect on the realities of motherhood and combat the myth of the “Pinterest perfect” mother.Read More


Who Harasses Women on the Street

By Chanel Dubofsky

Who Harasses Women on the Street
It’s getting to the point where I can feel it in my posture. The inevitability of street harassment makes my shoulders tense up before I even leave my house. I don’t make eye contact on the street, ever, but especially with men. I wear headphones all the time anyway, but because of them, I probably don’t hear things that are said to me when I’m walking, for better or worse. None of these things stop street harassment, of course, but at least it makes it easier to get where I need to go.Read More






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