“We have often in this country understood the white man to be the normative citizen. Their rage is understood as normative [and] rational.”
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The Jewish authors on the list included a finalist for the Man-Booker Prize and the author of a stunning debut novel.
A new book argues single women in America have become their own powerful bloc. Tiki Krakowski asks why there is no equivalent movement in Israeli society?
Single women now outnumber married women in the United States and have gained unprecedented political and social power. For Judaism to flourish it must embrace this new reality and not treat single women as a problem that needs to be solved.
The Jewish Women?s Archive annual luncheon, held March 18 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, was a place where making trouble ? and, in the process, making history ? was cause for celebration. Steinem, who has Jewish roots, presented awards to the renowned Jewish feminist (and Sisterhood contributor) Cottin Pogrebin, to Elizabeth A. Sackler, the founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Rebecca Traister, the author of ?Big Girls Don?t Cry,? about women?s role in the 2008 presidential election.
Despite what you think you know about the 2008 presidential election, the recently released book “Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women” (Free Press) by Salon.com senior writer Rebecca Traister, proves there is still much to learn. Allison Gaudet Yarrow asked Traister about her thoughts on the bitterness toward women during the election and about Jewish women’s duty to feminism.
From the looks of the Brooklyn Book Festival, you’d guess we were a far better read country than we are. But then, this borough is skewed: The one letter that prevents its name from being Booklyn is either adventitious or bashert. Brooklyn’s bookish populace loves dropping that “r,” and even as rain spat on their fun on Sunday, the literature festival seemed larger and livelier than ever before.
Beginning this month, The Sisterhood will feature a monthly roundup of book recommendations for our readers. We will include books that are geared toward Jewish women, along with other women’s-interest titles that we believe will be of interest to Sisterhood readers.