Category Archives: Jewish Humour

Whores and harems: Sexual Politics and the Book of Esther‏

Like most Jewish feminists, I remember that time of coming of age when I stopped begging to dress up as queen Esther for Purim and started to cheer for Vashti and her independence. I thought that was a simple and sufficiently … Continue reading

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A light-hearted guide to women’s kippot

The Forward recently published a guide to yamulkes and what they mean. Disappointingly, they did not included any kippot worn by women. And that is where I come in… When Women Wear Kippahs (I did not choose the title)

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Frog and Toad Christmas story – a Jewish FAIL

As a huge fan of the Frog and Toad series, I have read all the books with two of my kids (so far). On the most recent reading of Frog and Toad All Year, I noticed something odd about the … Continue reading

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Hebrew baby name FAILs- (at least in English)

From Nofeet to Luz- some names that are beautiful and meaningful in Hebrew, just don’t make it in English. Eleven years ago, my husband  and I were poring over baby name books looking for Hebrew names that would work out … Continue reading

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