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My Mamme — She's Everything to Us

Frimet Goldberger and her mother at her wedding // Courtesy of Frimet Goldberger

Should Monica Lewinsky Be Mad at Feminists?

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Happy Mother’s Day To the Mother-in-Law I Never Knew

Mela Mietkiewicz, the mother-in-law of the author // Courtesy of Dorothy Lipovenko

My Matchmaker Divorced Me

Dan Brownstein / Susan Shapiro and her husband

18 Years of the Jewish Women's Archive

When Gail Twersky Reimer came up with the idea for the Jewish Women’s Archive, just over 18 years ago, the voices and history of Jewish women could be found in few places outside of the types of libraries and archives that only academics are excited to trawl.

Reimer wanted to create a virtual archive to elevate and illuminate the stories of Jewish women whose lives — rich, productive and important as they may have been — remained largely unknown because history was being written, by and large, by men. With the exception of a few path-breakers like Golda Meir and Barbra Streisand, Jewish women’s stories remained invisible, though they have now become a whole field of study.

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