We have a new blogger here on from the rib?, which is a total blogging wish come true for me. One of my goals for this blog is to create a community of Jewish feminists from the inside out and Dina is the first step toward achieving that goal.
Dina and I met briefly in Israel and even though we live in different states, we both volunteer at NARAL and strongly believe in the Jewish feminist movement. I am excited to get to know her through this blog. You can get to know her here or here:
I’m Dina, a Jew (no denomination necessary) and, following a summer
spent interning at the National Abortion Rights Action League, a
recently awakened feminist. As a junior at a pluralistic Jewish day
school, I have grown up surrounded and influenced by a million
different Jewish identities. As a girl living in the postmodern world,
I have grown up flooded by a million contrasting perceptions of women.
The combination has shaped me into what I am: a strongly
self-identified Jewish teenage girl who occasionally goes to shul,
consistently keeps up with a litany of feminist blogs, picks and
chooses from the Mitzvot while maintaining a deep reverence for the
traditions of Judaism, and belongs to a Feminism that is much less
scary than many men and women choose to believe. I’m excited to be a
part of from the rib? because it will both allow and force me to
explore how two very important parts of me overlap.
Sounds awesome, no? Shalom, Dina! I’m excited for more to come!