Emily Shire


Could a Facebook Group Provide a New Model for Jewish Education?

By Emily Shire

Could a Facebook Group Provide a New Model for Jewish Education?
With JEDLAB, a Facebook group aimed at Jewish educators and parents, Ken Gordon and Yechiel Hoffman want to take back Jewish educational reform from ‘crappy conferences.’Read More


'Princeton Mom' Is No 'Jewish Mom'

By Emily Shire

'Princeton Mom' Is No 'Jewish Mom'
I have a few choice words for Susan A. Patton, the infamous “Princeton Mom,” but I fear my ugly language would cause her to clutch her pearls so tightly it might cut off the oxygen to her brain. Then again, maybe that’s what she needs to smarten up.Read More


Goodbye JAPs, Hello 'Betches'

By Emily Shire

Goodbye JAPs, Hello 'Betches'
Ever since I’ve discovered the site Betches Love This (thank you, New York Times and your lack of sufficient “trend pieces” for theThursday sections), I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly irks me about the website so much. Or, in “betch” terms, why is it that whenever I see its homepage, I totes want to get off of my diet-skinny Lululemon-covered ass, stop texting my sorority sisters about her hookup with a ZBT bro, and chuck my “sugar-free, hazlenut soy iced coffee” at my computer screen.Read More


Those Long Island Princesses Are Real

By Emily Shire

We all knew it was coming. A medium as rife with ethnic stereotypes as reality television was bound to, one day, find a few spunky young Jewish women and present them to the world as JAPs. Well, that day has come. Read More






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