As you have probably heard by now, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital today, recovering from a fall that fractured three of her ribs.
RBG is more than just a person at…this point: she has morphed into a symbol. Of course, there is the millennial-friendly “Notorious RBG” iconography, which basically makes her the court’s equivalent of Beyonce. But she is much, much more than just a symbol — through her whole life, she has stood up for women’s rights and equal treatment under law, with fierce… >> Read More
As it says in the Nina Simone song: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… and I’m feeling good.”
This morning, we awoke to a country where the Democrats will control the House of…Representatives — a major step forward for the whole checks and balances thing. It’s a morning where our new House will, for the first time, have over 100 female representatives — including the first Native American women elected to Congress, the first Muslim women to represent their states in the House, and not one but… >> Read More
Two years ago, on the eve of the 2016 election, I wrote a piece about why I am taking my kids to the polls and how it reflects my Jewish values. All those things still hold true. It still shows them…what I stand for and how I think it connects to how we live out our lives in the world. It is still a Jewish obligation to vote and participate in the life of the community and I am still taking them with me to the polls. But over the last two years, I have… >> Read More
This past Sunday, communities across the United States held standing-room-only vigils in memory of the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This coming Sabbath, the…American Jewish Committee is encouraging all who wish to #ShowUpForShabbat, much like the Jewish Federations of North America is promoting a continental Solidarity Shabbat. At these sacred gatherings, religious and secular leaders have and will console their communities with compassionate words. Bolstered by quotations ranging from Biblical sources to bumper stickers, uplifting themes emerge: Care… >> Read More
This week, New York magazine has an incredible special issue entitled "Women and Power."
It's "not a women's empowerment issue," but rather, it's "about women and their relationship to power —…how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and, ultimately, what they hope power will help them achieve." The articles — in which a wide range of women, including Anita Hill and Gloria Steinem, are interviewed and profiled — will be rolled out throughout the week… >> Read More