Sarah Breger


Advocating for Orthodox Feminism While Male

By Sarah Breger

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On Bill Cosby, Why Did It Take Us So Long?

By Sarah Breger

On Bill Cosby, Why Did It Take Us So Long?
As the long-known rape accusations against comedian Bill Cosby come to our collective attention, it’s hard not to wonder what took so long? Yesterday Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a reflective piece on this subject over at theatlantic.com that reads like a mix of mussar and atonement. Coates recounts his reluctance, when profiling Bill Cosby in 2008, to pursue the rape allegations, citing a lack of definitive proof and personal “cowardice.”Read More


Jill Soloway Teams Up with Porn Star to Discuss Consent

By Sarah Breger

Jill Soloway Teams Up with Porn Star to Discuss Consent
What exactly is consent? Adult film star Nina Hartley helps one young couple establish and respect each other’s sexual boundaries in this short video co-directed by “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway.Read More


Broad City's Back With Bongs, Seth Rogen and a Shiva

By Sarah Breger

Broad City's Back With Bongs, Seth Rogen and a Shiva
Everyone’s favorite comedic duo, Abbi and Ilana are back—this time in “white power” suits. Comedy Central unveiled the trailer for season two of the series that last year the Sisterhood called “a feminist triumph.” The half hour comedy follows the New York City-based misadventures of the shows co-stars and creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. From the looks of it this coming season may be zanier than the last. The trailer teases a “Pretty Woman” shopping trip, Seth Rogen yelling at a kitten and Ilana’s grandmother’s shiva.Read More


Weekend Roundup: All-of-a-Kind Family Edition

By Sarah Breger

Weekend Roundup: All-of-a-Kind Family Edition
First for Orthodox Rabbinic group. In a sign of changing times, Dr. Michelle Friedman of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), has been invited to join the board of the Beth Din of America, the religious court of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). Friedman, founder and chair of the Department of Pastoral Counseling at YCT, a progressive Orthodox rabbinical school in New York, is the first woman invited to serve in this capacity. This follows RCA’s decision last week to appoint a new conversion committee, including five women. (It is worth nothing that there are no YCT-ordained rabbis who have been accepted to the RCA). I imagine Rabbi Pruzansky is thrilled. [The Jewish Week]Read More



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