Are We Past Passing?

14:41 08 June in Culture, Latest

by Julia Glauberman “I’ll do it… I’ll be the Gentile, because I could pass best,” says the narrator of Nathan Englander’s recent short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.” This declaration comes as Englander’s characters are engaged in a game they...

Embracing Camp

16:09 06 June in Culture, Latest

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/momentma/public_html/ on line 32 by Sheri Oppenheimer For many women, Jewish overnight camp was the place where we felt the most beautiful. There were no Spanx underneath...

Model Citizens

11:52 06 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Bar Refaeli[/caption] Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, newly crowned the hottest woman in the world by Maxim magazine, will likely be relieved to know that, at 5'8" and 127 pounds, she meets the requirements of the new Israeli law mandating that models...

A Proper Israeli Sendoff

15:31 04 June in Latest, Politics
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by Rebecca Borison The Israeli Embassy was full of blue and white balloons, and a falafel bar was stationed at the back of the room. What better way to send off Americans to Israel? Last Thursday, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency held a farewell celebration in...