Posts tagged "judaism"

Is This Rabbi A Feminist Hero Or A Sadistic Male Torturer?

A trial began today in Trenton, New Jersey, for Orthodox Jewish rabbi Mendel Epstein, who has been charged with attempted kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, after being arrested for…

Beejoli Shah | February 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why Macklemore’s Costume Matters

Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a surprise music concert at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Awesome, right? Only, because it was a surprise, Macklemore wanted to go…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Macklemore Performs In Seattle In Costume Some Characterized As A Jewish Stereotype

A surprise performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would get me excited, sure. And that’s probably what a lot of audience members were feeling at the Experience Music…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 11:30 am

True Story: I’m Planning My Bat Mitzvah And My Inter-Faith Wedding At The Same Time

Six weeks ago, when I sat down with my Rabbi in anticipation of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I was most nervous to tell him that I was in love with…

Emma Sarran | April 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Jew Learn Something New Every Day: On Mitzvah Campaigns And “Bageling”

If you live in New York City, or if you’ve ever paid a visit to the fair metro during a Jewish holiday, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed this fairly…

Rachel Krause | September 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Yep, “Jewtopia” Is A Real Movie Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt And Some Other Jews

Oh, good, just what Judaism needs: more fetishism and bizarre cultural misappropriations! Because that whole Holocaust thing wasn’t enough persecution. No, we need more. More, I say! And it must…

Rachel Krause | September 22, 2013 - 10:00 am

Pray Tell: On Jerusalem’s Feminist Activists, Women Of The Wall

If you go to to the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, you might see men singing loudly and dancing in circles. What you might not notice right away…

Lilit Marcus | March 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Silverman’s Rad Sister Rabbi Susan Silverman Detained For Jewish Feminist Activism

We knew we loved Sarah Silverman — but it turns out her sister Susan Silverman is kinda rad, too. Silverman’s sister and niece were detained at the Western Wall,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are…

Lilit Marcus | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

The Perfect Holiday Beauty Supplement For Any Good Nail Art-Loving Jew

I went to Hebrew school for three years, and every single second of it was unequivocally lame. I was, of course, really terribly behaved, because that’s the family legacy. (My…

Rachel Krause | December 4, 2012 - 12:40 pm

5 Things I’m Atoning For This Rosh Hashanah

I’m not the most devout Jew. Obviously, if I were, I’d be sitting in temple right now listening to the rabbi blow a shofar until I was half-deaf. But instead,…

Ami Angelowicz | September 18, 2012 - 9:00 am

A Woman’s Guide To Hasidic Street Harassment

Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. In the past few years, my name has been Baby, Sexy, Bitch, and Hey You, Why Don’t You Smile?

Lilit Marcus | August 8, 2012 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: Planning My Lesbian Jewish Wedding

In my mid-twenties, I came out as a lesbian. But the hardest part wasn’t even coming out: it was realizing my wedding would be different and therefore I was different.

Sara-Rivka Davidson | June 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you’ve recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex?

Such is the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about

Lilit Marcus | April 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Drew A Jew? 8 Celebs Who Converted For Love

L’chaim! Another one joins the tribe! Drew Barrymore is reportedly converting to Judaism before she marries fiance Will Kopelman, because being a shiksa won’t fly. It’s time to start brushing…

The Frisky | January 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Finding God In A Vibrator

I once spent a 4th of July weekend with about 15 hardcore evangelical Christians. (Ex-Mr. Jessica’s sister was a born-again.) Explaining to some of the women what kind of website…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: 22 Hot Members Of The Tribe

It’s Hanukkah time again. Let us not forget to honor the hot Jewish guys who keep our flame burning all year. These sizzling members of the tribe are nothing to…

Ami Angelowicz | December 21, 2011 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Jewish Women, Move To The Side For Men!

New signs have been posted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which read “Precious Jewish daughters, please move over to the side when you see man come across.” The neighborhood has a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Dealbreaker: I Wasn’t Jewish Enough

I never thought I’d be the type of woman to date a religious guy.

A Reform Jew by upbringing, my family ate bagels, lox, and pickled herring on…

Ami Angelowicz | July 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm