Name: Sophia Henriquez Age: 16 Place of Birth: New York City Neighborhood: New York City Denomination: Reform Race: Caucasian Ethnicity: Hispanic Sexuality: Heterosexual Profession: Student “So, who are you interviewing next?” “Sophia Henriquez from Peer Leadership,” I answered. “But I thought your project was about Jewish feminism,” my mom replied, her face scrunching into a […]
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I am standing on my side of the mechitza (divider that separates men and women to prevent distractions) at Yakar, an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem. This is my first Friday night service since my sister’s makeshift Bat Mitzvah one year ago. I stand with my prayer book, squinting at the foreign alphabet I can barely […]
Name: Lucille Weisfuse Age: 88 Place of Birth: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Neighborhood: Boca Raton, Florida Denomination: Conservative Race: White Ethnicity: Jewish (very strongly) Sexuality: Heterosexual Profession: Math Teacher There is a look people have when they have everything they could possibly want in life. There is a glimmer in their eyes, a posture in their […]
This is cross-posted at Jewesses with Attitude. I’ve been thinking a lot about literacy lately. Maybe it’s because I’m working for a children’s book company this summer or maybe it’s because I am now open to seeing the holes in my own literacy. Of course, when I think of literacy, I tend to associate it […]
As I posted previously, for my Senior Keystone project, I will be interviewing Jewish women in New York City to discuss feminism, Judaism, and the intersection of the two…an idea inspired by the thoughts I have generated on this blog. Readers, I need your help! Are you a Jewish woman/girl living in NYC between the […]
Who would have thought that the subject of Jewish feminism could be so broad? For this blog, I am grateful for the wealth of topics that broadness brings me. For my Senior Keystone project (an unrelated project that is supposed to show that the four years I have spent doing rote assignment after rote assignment […]