Activists are pushing to bring periods into the mainstream — to strip pads and tampons of their sales taxes, to bring the products into public restrooms and to kill the stigma surrounding menstruation talks.
Teenage girls are arbiters of cool. They predicted The Beatles. They are the earliest and keenest adapters to new technology. They vastly surpass boys in college attendance numbers and have since the 1970s. They are consistently on the forefront of advances in fashion, fitness, and popular culture. Full industries rise and fall at their whims. They are quite literally the future.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — In honor of the “Jewish day of love,” Tu B’Av, the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization reports that there is increasing public interest in its halachic prenuptial agreement.
On a recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan I discovered a story I had never heard before about a woman named Lilith. I was taking a tour called “Badass Bitches at the Met” with Museum Hack, a company dedicated to offering a unique experience at museums across the country. As a born and bred New Yorker, I was skeptical. But what I got was a portal into the art world and to the stories that went along with each art piece. Which brings me to “Lilith”, my own womanhood and my interfaith family.
Earlier this month, the 5 Towns Jewish Times published a shocking statistic: Since October 2016, over 100 young people from New York’s Orthodox community had died from drug overdoses. One 10-day span saw five deaths. “It is a scourge that is inflicting our community in a most shocking and unexpected way,” the author of the piece concluded.
Actually, the numbers are even worse than that. Rabbi Zvi Gluck is the director of an organization called Amudim that helps young people who get involved with drugs. Gluck told me that these numbers don’t even include older Jews, whose families are withholding the cause of their relative’s death from the wider community.