Current Issues

The Feminist Rabbi

My definition of feminism is at odds with many. Let the dialogue begin.

Mrs. Princeton

On the strategic benefits of finding a husband at college.

Erin Callan Liberated

Callan was a slave to Lehman Brothers and her career. What are you enslaved to?

Revisiting Betty Friedan

Breaking free of feminism's constraints.

Debunking the Beauty Myth

Dealing with someone’s eating disorder made me realize that her struggle was mine as well.

50 Ways Girls can Feel Good about Themselves

Effective tips for teenage girls in a world where perfection is the new standard.

My Battle with Postpartum Depression

Even though I felt myself being sucked into an abyss of darkness, I refused to reach out for help.

Holding Back Our Daughters

Are we hurting our daughters’ future?

Mothers at Work

Are we fulfilling our unique mission, despite the demands in our lives?

The Myth of Work/Family Balance

Finding your own rhythm in the work/family dance.

Women on the Bus

I know I am supposed to feel like a repressed, suppressed, oppressed and perhaps depressed victim. But what if I don’t?

Superwoman Is Dead

Most mothers fight a constant battle between stress and guilt.

Dressed to Thrill

Why do we let them dress like that? How to give our daughters genuine power.

The Mommy Detour

Resolving the tension between career ambitions and maternal obligations.

Chanukah and the Heroic Jewish Woman

Are we willing to fight for what’s right?

Mikvah Courage

Sometimes it takes courage to enter the waters of the mikvah.

Beauty Industry Vs. Modesty

How the media is destroying our self image and what we can do about it.

Delivery from Darkness

Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.

Who I Am Person

Even the terrifying enlightenment bestowed by Shigeko couldn't teach me that we're most human when we're most divine.

Too Modest for TV?

An author finds herself at the frontlines of a new generational battle.

Women Deserve Better

It's long past time for women to stand up for who we truly are.

Date with Myself

A busy mother goes on a solo vacation and finds answers to some tough questions.

Goodbye to the Children I Never Had

How can I say goodbye when I never even had the chance to really say hello?

Cleaning Queen

What I learned from my Israeli cleaning lady.

The Non-Jewish World of Disney

A Jewish princess does not wait for her prince.

Taking the Spiritual Dive

Mikvah for the thoroughly modern woman

Seeking the Sacred Feminine

The Da Vinci Code gets Judaism's view of the Sacred Feminine all wrong.

In My Boots

What's a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?

Born to Carpool

On being "just" a mother.

Why Not Me?

Yes, I too long for a child of my own to hold, but who am I to challenge God and ask 'Why me?'

Mikvah Dreams

Going to the mikvah became an obsession. I wanted in even if I didn't know why.

A House of Hopes

Mikvah and motherhood: Frankly, I never thought I'd enter either institution.

A Woman's Choice

More and more women are choosing to conquer the world by staying home to raise their children.

Confessions of an SJF

I may lack a husband and children, but that's no reason for self-pity.

The I of the Beholder

How can we get free of the petty tyrannies of our own female vanity?

Power: Public and Private

The feminist movement has failed to recognize another, more subtle form of power: internal power.

Banishing Barbie

Although often at ideological loggerheads, both feminism and traditional Judaism share a common goal -- upholding and ensuring the dignity of women.

Postpartum's Gaping Black Hole

I had no idea what was happening to me. I only knew that the worst thing in the world was to be conscious.

Henny's Secret

There is no limit to how much love and compassion can emanate from one human heart.

Rights vs. Right

Why can't I affirm the assertion of others that traditional Judaism looks down at women?

Beneath the Surface: A Deeper Look at Modesty

Modesty is as much about revealing as it is about covering up.

Men & Women: Jewish View of Gender Differences

The first human was created androgynous, giving us insight into male-female relationships.

Feminism and Judaism

Modern Feminism created a society in which women's contributions are largely unrecognized.

Girl Power?

How the media is damaging the self-esteem of young girls.

Divine Face

Can any woman measure up to the models in Vogue?

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