For the first time, by flipping the genders of each character, I felt that this ancient story was speaking to me directly.
“I hope this inspires people to fight for justice… Women’s leadership, from the time of the Torah on, is and continues to be critical in this work.”
“As much as we’re drenched with stylized images of sex, no one’s actually talking, having real conversations about sex.”
“We don’t have to react as if it’s some kind of crazy thing for a woman to lead a spiritual community.”
If you’re mourning the end of Mrs. America, you’ll want to devote an afternoon to this.
Put on your cleats.
The phrase “the personal is political” is used so often that it can seem denuded of meaning; slowly and painfully, “Mrs. America” revives it.
I will not be RBG, or even RBG-lite, but I can be RBG-like on the small stage of my everyday life.
She highlighted both women’s commitment to Israel.
Anne Neuberger, also known as Chani, is a Borough Park native who attended a Jewish day school for girls.