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Women’s Roundtable: Thoroughly Modern ‘Balebustes’; Welcoming a More Inclusive Prayerbook

In the latest episode of the Women’s Roundtable Podcast, host Gabrielle Birkner speaks with Forward Editor Jane Eisner, Lilith magazine Editor Susan Weidman Schneider, and Lilith Associate Editor Sonia Isard about whether modern Jewish women should be embracing or eschewing the moniker “balebuste,” Yiddish for homemaker, and the domestic work that it implies. The panel also discusses why Haiti’s tent cities are such dangerous places to be female, and weighs in on the new, more inclusive Conservative movement prayerbook. Then, each woman shares her mother’s favorite saying — be it wacky, witty or wise (or some combination therein).

See also these Sisterhood blog posts:

• Repudiating My Inner Balebuste

The Problem With Balebuste

• Balebuste Means Homemaker — Not Cleaning Lady

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