Dvora Meyers


Figure Skater Jason Brown Takes (Jewish) Aim at Winter Olympics Gold

By Dvora Meyers

Figure Skater Jason Brown Takes (Jewish) Aim at Winter Olympics Gold
Jason Brown is ready to take his star turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The figure skater from suburban Chicago credits Jewish values with keeping him grounded — and successful.Read More


The Four Daughters of 'Girls'

By Dvora Meyers

The Four Daughters of 'Girls'
In families, we’re often called upon to play archetypal roles — the good one, the black sheep, the fun one, the responsible one. And nowhere are those “roles” more carefully scripted and ossified than in the Passover Haggadah, where we read about the Four Sons: the wise one, the wicked one, the simple one, and the one doesn’t even know how to ask.Read More


Ultra-Orthodoxy as Feminism? Not So Fast

By Dvora Meyers

Ultra-Orthodoxy as Feminism? Not So Fast
Yesterday on XOJane, my favorite site for a good ol’ fashioned hate-read, there’s a first person post from Chaya Kurtz, a Chassidishe married woman, who writes in the response to the waves of negative press the Orthodox community has received in the wake of the gathering of 40,000 ultra-Orthodox men at Citi Field this past Sunday in order to protest the internet. Most notably, women were not allowed to attend the rally and this fact has resulted in charges of misogyny directed at Orthodox Jews.Read More


Author Blog: Tisha B’Av and the Olympic Games

By Dvora Meyers

Earlier this week, Dvora Meyers wrote about being an Orthodox Jewish gymnast and the designer of her book cover. Her blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


Author Blog: It Takes Two

By Dvora Meyers

Earlier this week, Dvora Meyers wrote about being an Orthodox Jewish gymnast. Her blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More






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