The fight for women’s dignity — their rights to equal pay for equal work and quest to be seen as people and not as objects — is a just one. But fomenting the myth that it’s a fight that, with sheer determination and spunk, can actually be won will only cause disillusionment.
In the bible, God is likened to a mother as well as to a father.
The dual-gendered nature of Adam “is completely distorted by Bible translations which consistently capitalize the term as a proper name Adam.”
Is Hillel’s cancellation of Avi Shavit’s book tour a reflection of true Jewish values, or a PR move in a changing landscape? Gerson weighs in.
Forward readers were surveyed about their experiences in the workplace. Here are some of their responses.
“Circle, Arrow, Spiral,” by ultra-Orthodox writer Miriam Kosman, draws on Jewish sources, second-wave feminist theory, postmodern thought, contemporary psychology and sociology to offer a sweeping theory of gender as it manifests itself in Judaism.
Who makes Shabbat happen in your home — and would it happen without women? Take our survey, share your stories and read personal takes from Ruby Namdar and Judith Shulevitz.
Israel’s Supreme Court ruled against requiring gender segregation at Jewish cemeteries in Israel.
What would you do if your friend asked you to switch bodies for a day? Naomi Zeveloff did just that when an Israeli man asked her to don virtual reality goggles for a gender swap experiment.
The Forward’s survey investigating whether Passover is still women’s work was geared solely toward straight couples. J.E. Reich says that’s a problem — and explains how to fix it.