Deena Shanker


Lessons of The Rape of Dinah

By Deena Shanker

Lessons of The Rape of Dinah
I didn’t learn the story of the rape of Dinah, Jacob’s only daughter, until college, in a Bible as Literature class at Barnard. This might not have been so odd except that, one, I have 12 years of day school and yeshiva under my belt, and, two, she’s my namesake, so you would think I would know the one story in which she plays a starring role.Read More


Debora Spar Says You Can't Have It All

By Deena Shanker

Debora Spar Says You Can't Have It All
Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, offers a somewhat controversial new lesson for women: Don’t even bother trying to do it all.Read More


How SeaWorld's Treatment of Killer Whales Violates Jewish Law

By Deena Shanker

How SeaWorld's Treatment of Killer Whales Violates Jewish Law
A new documentary denounces the captivity of killer whales at enormously popular parks like SeaWorld. Doesn’t the Torah forbid Jews from ignoring this type of animal suffering?Read More






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