Motherhood and Justice

Ann Gerhart argues that The Supreme Court needs more mothers: But in selecting Kagan, Obama ensured that one key demographic would actually lose representation on the court, compared with its membership just a few years ago: mothers, a category in which 80 percent of American women eventually land. It’s not like we’ve never had moms …

Damsels In Distress

SternGrad discusses slipping, losing her balance and almost falling while on a date, her date’s reaction, and her reaction to his (and to his hypothetical one, had she failed to regain her balance): I am a klutz. I have proved to be capable of tripping over my own two feet, bumping into walls, and knocking …

The Light and Yeast of Torah

Peter Beinart Although there are a lot of Orthodox Jews in my family (my mother is Sephardi, which doesn’t always translate easily into American categories), I was raised in a Conservative synagogue. I began going to Orthodox synagogues in my 20s. What appealed to me was the dedication to Jewish learning, which I have come …