Emily Rivka Canning
By Emily Rivka Canning
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How to Find Jewish Values … In Berlin!
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. Regardless of how you feel about America’s current president, there’s at least one aspect of Trump that everyone can agree on: many Americans have become newly engaged in politics. By the time the polls closed last November, only 55% of eligible Americans had even bothered to vote….
In Odessa, Everyone Has a Jewish History — And They’re Not Keeping it Secret Anymore
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. Once, Odessa was very much a Jewish city. Before World War II, a third of those living in the Ukrainian port city were Jewish. According to the latest census, the Jewish population today is roughly 1%. And yet, during a recent trip to Ukraine, I was surprised…
Jewish Modesty: Not Just a Matter of Skirt Length
This article originally appeared in Yiddish in the Forverts. What do we mean when we use the Hebrew term for modesty, tznius (also known as tzeniut)? A quick search on Google indicates that the concept most associated with it is how women dress. Countless materials teach Jewish girls exactly how to appear in public; others…
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The Making Of The First Female Hasidic Civic Court Judge
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. In the final countdown before the election, Ruchie Freier was still uncertain whether she would win the race for Civil Court Judge. But win she did, and starting in January 2017, she’ll become the first Hasidic woman ever elected to this high position. Sipping hot tea with…
Julianna Margulies is not your average ‘Karen’
‘People thought we were dead’: They spent 27 hours under fire from Hamas — then Netanyahu used their home for an Elon Musk photo op
How Oct. 7 is reshaping the Zionist — and anti-Zionist — left in the US
Why the No. 1 song in Israel represents a radical shift in Israeli pop music
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