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Barbara Rubin, Who Influenced Dylan, Ginsberg and Lou Reed, Gets Her Due

Jewish filmmaker and feminist Barbara Rudin took on the male-dominated art scene of the 1960′s through an unapologetic focus on female eroticism and a talent for artistic matchmaking. 

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Conversation with a Curator: Avery Exhibit Features Works by Artist Wife and Daughter

“Learning about the women around the canonical figure, and being given the opportunity to share their stories and their work with the public, was a wonderful surprise.”

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“Jade Lily” Imagines Jewish Refugees Who Found Home in Shanghai

Kirsty Manning began to explore the largely untold history of the Jews who found refuge in Shanghai during WWII while visiting the city with her family. She then embarked on a quest to tell this story.

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Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 3: I Never Wanted Kids

In the third part of this comic strip series about my grandmother, my mom and I wrestle with the consequences of Bubbe’s parenting on our relationship.

New Earth

It’s Time to Be a Single-Issue Voter for the Climate

As a Black Jewish feminist I am committed to many issues that are life and death–from police violence to abortion–but for the first time, I find myself zeroing in on a singular issue: climate catastrophe.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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