-The Matzoball, which I vaguely think I attended back in 1700 or so, with ancient Facebook photos to prove it, still exists, but in 2016 reads not as cheesy but as problematic, thanks in no small part to some butt-centric promotional materials.
-Ivanka Trump, noted non-peasant, evidently flies commercial. That’s not the story. The story is that a man — a Jewish man! — got kicked off that flight for giving her a piece of his mind. Rebecca Schoenkopf has some persuasive analysis.
-You really do need to read Maureen Dowd’s interview with André Leon Talley. Sample quote, from a Melania part: “‘She’s a nice person. I do not endorse Trumpism on any level. So why can’t one be positive and want her to shine? I mean, it’s good she cares about napkins, crystal, dinner plates with gilded edges to the point of over the top, and abundant flower arrangements.’”
Links for Later
Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at email@example.com. Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.
Links for Later: Matzoballs are Problematic
Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a former editor of the Sisterhood blog at the Forward. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Republic and The Atlantic. Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege,’” was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017. She has a PhD in French and French Studies from New York University, and has read a lot of 19th century French Jewish newspapers for a 21st century American.