Friday, May 24, 2024

Notice something different? We’ve added a “+” to our name to more accurately reflect our community, which includes teens who don’t identify as girls. We’re making this tweak as a first step while we work toward a new name that will more fully capture who we are. Stay tuned!

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Still Life With an Old Friend

"This still life exhibits elements of my past, present, and future."
A middle-aged man wearing a kippah places pita dough to go into a stone oven.

That’s Not Hummus

For my father, hummus is not just a dip that you order at a restaurant to try something “ethnic.” It is a taste of home.
A hand scribbles in a notebook surrounded by crumpled-up pieces of paper.

To My Poetry

I cannot connect with you For I am so worried about what others might say
A huge tree with the sun peeking through the leaves, multiple trees in the near distance.

When the Tree of Life Burns

"She is a Tree of Life to those that grasp her, / and whoever holds onto her is happy."
An dark, empty living room of white furniture with drawn blinds.

Creating Living Rooms Worth Living In

Perhaps I am the resident problem, but I am a problem on my own terms: I refuse to become an innocuous killjoy
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Between Barbie Land and the Real World

As we get older, we understand that there are complications and uncomfortable truths about how we girls are perceived and how we think of ourselves.
Elephant in the Womb photo from a rally

Pro-Choice: An Interview Series

As Jewish feminists, we are deeply frustrated and disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Dobbs v. Jackson case to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling.

Millions of people lost their right to bodily autonomy on June 24th; these interviews share the views of only a few of them. Our hope is that this collection of interviews gives insight into some of the faces and perspectives behind the issue of reproductive rights.

Read the full introduction and all four interviews:

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The Separation of Oil and Water

"Life is interdisciplinary."

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Share Your Voice and Vision!

jGirls+ Magazine accepts submissions on an ongoing basis from from self-identifying Jewish teenage girls ages 13-19. We accept submissions on any subject of interest to you.

We also pose “theme” questions that our editors and friends are talking about, and we invite you to join the conversation by submitting works on those topics, too.

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