Observant Jewish women lead day to day lives that are different from the “mainstream.” They pray frequently, keep kosher, observe the Jewish holidays, exclusively wear skirts and dresses, and cover their hair. Instead of hooking up with people through Tinder and Bumble, they’re hiring shadchans (matchmakers) and asking their rabbis for matches. While other women their age may be partying at the club on a Friday night, they’re eating with friends at the Shabbat table.
We have, on the one hand, an Ohio legislator, active in getting an anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill approved, offering the following response, in 2012, to a reporter who’d asked him why he imagines women opt to get abortions: “It’s a question I’ve never even thought about.”
-Rachel Lubitz has a list of fashion designer who are OK with, ambivalent about, or against dressing Melania Trump. The Jewish designer (and Holocaust survivor’s daughter) Diane von Furstenberg, who at one point sold a “Melania” dress, is among the OK-with-it. Huh.
It’s an annual holiday tradition to circulate and mock outrageously expensive gift guides. (Goop’s being the prime example.) But there’s a new contender: the rock-in-a-pouch. Why was Nordstrom selling a rock in a leather pouch for $85 and more to the point, why is it sold out? (Limited supply, possibly. A good rock is hard to find.)
If you ever find yourself trying to explain or just understand the connection between white supremacy, the abstract phenomenon anti-racists sometimes use to describe societal unfairness, and white supremacy, the thing where neo-Nazis (rebranded or otherwise) get together to heil Hitler or Trump or whomever, look no further than the bizarre story of fashion models and other “conventionally attractive white wom[e]n” with online presences whose images are used, without their knowledge or permission, as white supremacist avatars.