Rachel Beer, the first Jewish newspaper baroness, produced some of the most incisive editorials of her day. She also helped clear the name of Alfred Dreyfus.
Sarah Seltzer has written extensively on The Sisterhood about television’s resistance to developing characters of color.
It’s Tax Day, and The Sisterhood explores why avoiding the ‘nanny tax’ has become such a common form of tax evasion.
Where are the … waitresses? Not at one popular Jerusalem eatery, at least not on Thursday evenings. That’s apparently when yeshiva boys descend on Heimische Essen to get their fill of kugel and kishka. In an effort to secure the über-strict Badatz kosher certification, Heimische Essen has agreed to employ an all-male wait staff on that night.
Today is Purim — the day that we are commanded to retell the story of how a Persian Queen helped save her fellow Jews from annihilation.
What does it mean to be a Jewish feminist today?
Yesterday was the anniversary of my father’s and stepmother’s deaths, which I marked with the lighting of memorial candles, a good cry and, for the fourth consecutive year, a Facebook post. By the end of the day, the post, and accompanying photographs, had garnered more than three-dozen comments and “likes.”
Jeffrey Zaslow wasn’t a therapist, and he didn’t have a wealth of life experience, when he was plucked from among 12,000 applicants to succeed Ann Landers as an advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1987. But the 28-year-old features reporter was as empathetic as he was astute, and he had the ability to communicate his good advice in a way that felt neither didactic nor doctrinaire.