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Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

July 16, 2014
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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

 You probably think of Betty Friedan as a feminist, activist, or writer, but there was another side to her: progressive Jew. Born Bettye Naomi Goldstein in 1921 in Peoria, Illinois to parents of Russian and Hungarian lineage, Friedan authored the seminal 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, which is often credited as prompting the second wave…

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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

July 10, 2014
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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

The name “London Jews’ Society” might conjure up images of proper Brits at a Hadassah…

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Seeking Independence from an Oyster-Filled Marriage?

July 4, 2014
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Seeking Independence From an Oyster-Filled Marriage?

So was a Mr. Max Moss of Binghamton, NY when he sought an annulment from his wife…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold…

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The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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When you think of Provence you probably think…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden…

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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Leonard Cohen is a modern-day renaissance man–musician, poet, philosopher, mystic.…

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 22, 2012
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Lately, there’s been a push to digitize everything–old…

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Jews and Coffee

June 15, 2012
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The new book Jews Welcome Coffee is a history of the…

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A Nazi, Assassinated

May 1, 2012
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Is there such thing as being too obsessed…

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Letters from the Dead

March 15, 2012
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Imagine spying on letters written by other people–young…

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