Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin is a lapsed Bais Yaakov girl, raised in an Orthodox home and currently Director of Jewish Campus Life at Randolph-Macon College. She serves on the faculty of Religious Studies and Gender Studies at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia and University of Texas- =El Paso. Shoshanna is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she earned her Master’s degree in Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies.
By Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin
Dear Fellow Jewesses: Please Don’t Get Sucked In By Fad Diets
As summer approaches, new diet fads are yet again circulating in the Jewish community. My Facebook and Instagram feed are filled with diet posts promising to help me become “Happy and Healthy for your Beach Body.” These posts are often connected to multi-level marketing pyramid schemes designed to rob you of your time and money….
MeToo: Because Not All Nice Jewish Boys Are Nice
Somewhere out there — I think he is in Brooklyn now. This is a nice Orthodox Jewish boy — now a man. Facebook tells me that he has children, and his wife wears a sheitel, a wig. Who sodomized me against my will when I was 17 years old — 20 years ago. He was…
Martyrs To Modesty
My daughter Elianna is 7 and a half years old. She loves art, mine-craft, Amelia Bedelia graphic novels and PJ Masks on Disney Junior. As a rising 3rd grader, her and her twin sister Kinneret still fall into a fit of giggles when someone uses the word “tushy” and the greatest excitement is created in…
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‘Our Palestine Question’: The first American Jews to fight for Palestinian rights
Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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