Debra Nussbaum Cohen


Orthodox Child's Transgender Journey From Moshe to Miryam

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Orthodox Child's Transgender Journey From Moshe to Miryam
Moshe was unhappy during bar mitzvah preparation. Then the Orthodox child came out as transgender — and a life-changing journey began.Read More


Is 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Really Anti-Semitic?

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Is 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Really Anti-Semitic?
Some call it a musical masterpiece. Others say it’s appallingly biased. Can ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ show humanity in terrorists without alienating opera-goers?Read More


18 Years of the Jewish Women's Archive

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

18 Years of the Jewish Women's Archive
When Gail Twersky Reimer came up with the idea for the Jewish Women’s Archive, just over 18 years ago, the voices and history of Jewish women could be found in few places outside of the types of libraries and archives that only academics are excited to trawl.Read More


Is the 'Man Seder' Wrong?

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Courtesy of Reuven Spolter // A scene from a ‘man seder’ in Oak Park, Michigan Read More


Keeping Track of Orthodox 'Tznius Craziness'

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

tznius craziness // An ad for children’s costumes shows female faces blanked out. Read More



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