Where my girls at?: Jane Eisner of The Forward questions where all the Jewish women are in her piece addressing the absences of women in American Jewish public life. Eisner says, “Too many public discussions, events and programs hosted by the Jewish community have few or no women participating.” Plus, the results of The Forward’s recent survey of 76 national Jewish organizations show that the gender gap is growing as men’s salaries increase and women’s remain stagnant.
Incredibly close: It’s true, finally DC will have some “really really ridiculously good-looking” people. Or at least a TV show on HBO. Ben Stiller is teaming up with Sixth & I veteran Jonathan Safran Foer (SPOILER ALERT: Foer will return on March 19th to discuss his latest work, The New American Haggadah) on a sitcom about a Washington, DC Jewish family. I wonder where the DC native got that idea.
Good grief: Hypochondriacs—or alarmists, as Woody Allen would note—can rejoice, or potentially wince, at the thought of a new definition of depression that may alter the way we whine. A change to the diagnosis of depression may make grieving periods fall under the umbrella of a treatable disorder.
Prideful city: Readers of GayCities.com rate Tel Aviv as the best gay city in the world. Take that, San Fran. In a recent survey co-sponsored by American Airlines, Tel Aviv received 43% of the vote.
And the nominees are: By now you’ve heard who the Academy chose as contenders for the Oscars, but in case you prefer to see the Hollywood stats through a Jewish lens, the Jewish Journal has a round-up for you.