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“Failed Self-Abortion With a Wire Hanger:” A Letter from a Namesake to an Ancestor

“Because of you, I know the perpetual urgency of safeguarding women’s autonomy. I hear the dire importance of maintaining control over my body in my own name.”

Elly Wininger

Jewish Blues Musician Elly Wininger Proves It’s Never Too Late

Wininger went to her first audition at 16, was offered a recording contract, and forbidden from pursuing music by her mom. Five decades later, she’s finally been signed to a label and inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame.

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Belladonna Founder Rachel Levitsky on Poetry, Politics, and What Comes Next

Rachel Levitsky talks activism, poetry, and the path that led to her founding the Belladonna Collective. 

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A Novelist Brings Jewish Women to the Forefront of Crime Stories

“I wanted, and still want, to put Jewish women at the center of their own stories.”

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I Walked Away Furious from an Auschwitz Exhibit: Here’s Why

“For an entire culture of people who recite ‘never again/le-olam lo,’ you’d think we’d recognize the signs when it is, in fact, happening again.”

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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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