In this clip from episode 33 of The Salon, Jewish women discuss the aftermath of the Rabbi Barry Freundel mikvah scandal and what it says about religious authority more broadly. This month’s guests are Rachel Krantz, Senior Features Editor at Bustle.com; Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, Executive Director of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance; and documentary filmmaker Debra Gonsher Vinik, founder of Diva Communications (“All of the Above: Single, Clergy, Mother”). The Salon is hosted by Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, with Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio and TheLi.st.
Gneshe Bron and Shuly Amsel are two of the most sought after wig stylists in New York. Their glamorous concoctions adorn the heads of pious fashionistas.
Why did Benjamin Netanyahu decide to skip Nelson Mandela’s memorial? The participants of the latest salon discuss his decision and talk about the impact of the South African leader on women’s reproductive rights.
Why does Jewish preschool cost so much? In the new episode of The Jewish Channel series “The Salon,” panelist Jordana Horn of the parenting website Kveller argues that philanthropists should invest in Jewish preschool — “Birthright closer to birth” — and Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin makes the case for paying early childhood teachers well.
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.