A deeply-wounded marriage of 36 years is aided, surprisingly, when a couple attends Talmud classes together.
In the Bible, Sarah and Hagar’s relationship is a feminist failure. Susan Reimer-Torn asks if this narrative, read during the Days of Awe, can spur her to forgive the feminist rivals in her own life? .
Sex is everywhere but truthful and helpful conversations about what healthy sexuality looks like are few and far between. Elana Sztokmanhas created a new online course to fill in the gaps between feminism, Judaism and sex.
Living in Paris, Susan Reimer-Torn found women living lives marked by a certain indifference to feminist ideology. The revelations in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial changed all that.
Lacey Schwartz discovered she was black when an invitation to join the Black Student Alliance came with her college acceptance letter. A new documentary details her experience.
Susan Reimer-Torn’s concern with fashion marked her as a pariah in her Orthodox family. But women like Madame Helena Rubenstein taught her to embrace the beautiful.
Theologians have debated the almost-sacrifice of Isaac for centuries. But why have we ignored the actual sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter?
Rosh Hashanah is approaching. For Susan Reimer-Torn, it comes a reminder of our vulnerability to the harsh decrees that Jewish tradition teaches will befall us if we don’t properly repent.