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Prime Ribs: Is the Yeshiva Girl Fall Fashion's Muse?

By Gabrielle Birkner

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Fall fashion may be drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: yeshiva girls.


Forbes has released its list of the 100 most powerful women in the world — and a Jewish woman has the No. 2 slot. That would be Irene Rosenberg, the CEO of Kraft Foods — makers of Cheez Whiz, Kool-Aid, Velveeta, Chips Ahoy and Ritz Crackers, among many other food products. Check out the Forbes list in its entirety here.


Miri Cohen, a professor who researches the different ways that Jewish and Arab Israeli women deal with breast cancer, said that many Arab women still feel the need to hide their illness, which is often perceived as a death sentence in their communities. Haaretz has this Q&A with Professor Cohen.


Sharsheret is celebrating a decade of providing support services to young Jewish women facing breast cancer or ovarian cancer. The organization’s founder, Rochelle Shoretz, now battling metastasized breast cancer, told The Jewish Week: “They often say when you lose one of five senses, your others are enhanced. I wonder if life feels so much more powerful and vibrant because I lost some of my health.”


The Boston Globe profiles Nancy Kaufman — the incoming CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, and the outgoing executive director of Boston’s Jewish Community Relations Council. “Known for her heavy Boston accent and staunch advocacy for Israel, Kaufman had a ubiquitous presence across [Massachusetts] — balancing a wide platform of social justice programs with a passion to educate Beacon Hill’s best-known politicians about Israel,” according to the Globe story.


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