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Out with “the Sarah Palin,” in with “the Marie Antoinette?” (on the Lilith Blog)

The following is cross-posted on the Lilith blog.

The new hair of
Orthodox married women?

The most recent garment-related decree of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, of modesty courts fame, has given us a great new marketing idea for Orthodox women’s fashions.
In a recent talk, R. Elyashiv announced that contemporary sheitels, as wigs worn by married Orthodox women […]

The Holy One, Blessed be S/He?: Cracking the Tetragrammaton (on the Lilith Blog)

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Here’s some food for thought as you ponder your relationship with God over the next week and a half of High Holiday atonement: what if God is neither a He nor a She nor an It, but a S/He?
Rabbi Mark Sameth, a pulpit rabbi in Pleasantville, NY […]

The Saber vs. The Pen: Jewish Women in the Olympics (on the Lilith Blog)

The following is cross-posted on the Lilith Blog.
Like most everyone with a television set the world over, I too have been watching the Olympics — and getting more excited about sports and my country than I expected to be. When an article mentioning U.S. Fencing Team member Sada Jacobson, who is this year’s silver medalist […]

Jewish Women Leaders: Mourning One’s Loss, Watching Another On the Rise (on the Lilith Blog)

The following is cross-posted on the Lilith Blog.
Let’s face it. It’s hard for women to rise to the top in the Jewish world. Whatever the reasons, only a handful of women sit at the highest echelons of major Jewish organizations. And so we mourn the loss of June Walker, former head of Hadassah who spent […]

The Israel Prisoner Swap and the Hadassah Convention (on the Lilith Blog)

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The Zionist Women’s Organization, Hadassah, had its annual convention last week in Los Angeles. Plenty of noteworthy goings on went on there. But that will have to wait for another post.
Right now I’m more interested in what happened at last year’s convention in New York. Having […]

Jewess Artists Emerge at Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Photographic Account (on the Lilith Blog)

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Given my last Lilith post, you might think the above image is of Barbie dolls. But, in fact, those are models — modeling fashions by up-and-coming and eccentric designer Levi Okunov at the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s 3rd annual Emerging Jewish Artists showcase, which featured several stand-out female artists.

Catie […]

Knees and Shoulders: Even Modesty Should Have Its Limits (on the Lilith Blog)

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Modesty is in.
So proclaims a recent Newsweek article, “Girls Going Mild(er)”, that notes an emerging movement to encourage girls to dress modestly. And, right in line with this trend, is a line of dolls that encourages modest Jewish values in Jewish girls.
While this trend certainly has its positive […]

Are Women Really Taking Over Judaism, And Is That So Bad? (On the Lilith Blog)

The following is cross-posted on the Lilith blog.
The general consensus on these questions appears to be Yes, women are taking over Judaism, and Yes, that is bad. But I’m having trouble working up concern over this supposedly dire state of affairs.
A new study confirms these assertions social-scientifically, reports the Jewish Exponent, showing that among […]

Is Downloading Photos of Natalie Portman A Proper Way To Celebrate Israel’s 60th Birthday? (On the Lilith Blog)

The following is cross-posted on the Lilith Blog.
Israel’s 60th Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day, fell on Thursday, and the momentous anniversary is being marked — and marketed — in America with a slew of cultural events designed to forge connections between American Jews and Israel in as A-political a way as possible.
It’s a great idea, […]

Leveling The Playing Field: Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, Now in Book Form (on the Lilith Blog)

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Is my arriving late to a launch party for a book about work-life balance because I had to work late a valid example of situational irony?
Or is it just a sign that I should read the book in question, Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Women in Jewish […]

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