Eryn Loeb

Eryn Loeb, a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine, is a freelance writer and editor in New York.

Becoming Women

Bat mitzvahs tell us less about tradition than they do about how girls create rites for coming of age, as the new book Today I Am a Woman shows

Discomfort Food

A popular cookbook, Recipes Remembered, pairs Holocaust survival stories with survivors’ recipes, an awkward pairing of pleasure and horror

Idle Worship

In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.

Vision and Revision

A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.

Crash Course

After a lifetime of avoiding Philip Roth’s books, a reader decides to see what all the fuss is about

Converted

How Sarah Silverman finally won me over

Hunger Pangs

Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did

Teen Shpilkes

Young-adult novelist Norma Klein taught me about sex and feminism, in a very Jewish world

Mother, May I?

Reading A Treasure for My Daughter, a 1950 guide to Jewish womanhood

Divine Intervention

Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?

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