Posts Tagged: Yom Kippur Results 21
I am terrible at fasting, so Yom Kippur is a day I dread.
The Israeli female web comedy team, Ha Israeliot (“The Israeli Girls”) is apologizing on behalf Israel to the world for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
The Days of Awe are rich in opportunity for Jewish feminists who see themselves as activists for transformation, both personal and collective. It is striking, even ironic, that on the first day of Rosh Hashana we read the story of a catastrophic feminist failure. Sarah and Hagar are rival wives; one has what the other lacks. Instead of joining forces against a ruling patriarchy, they taunt and abuse one another in a power struggle whose unhealed consequences reverberate to this day.
Growing up in my house was like growing up in enemy territory and you were the only one who was captured. My body and mind were always braced for the next attack, frequently without a warning. It didn’t matter what I did or how I looked, there seemed ￼to be nothing right about me.