The Repurposed PhD

Finding Life After Academia--and Not Feeling Bad About It

Originally published on November 3, 2013 in The New York Times

ON a recent Sunday afternoon, a monthly meeting convened around a long table in a Whole Foods cafeteria on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As people settled in, the organizer plopped down a bag of potato chips and tackled housekeeping matters, like soliciting contributions. But she did not insist.

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Women Can Connect, Click by Click

Web sites seek to help women find friends

Originally published on July 15, 2012 in The New York Times

IN 2008, when Janis Kupferer moved to Denver for a job, she was 40 and single and knew no one in the area. When browsing, she recalled, she would sometimes click on other women’s profiles and think: “Some of these women sound really neat.

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The End of Jewish Men?

Some professors and rabbis are concerned that liberal Judaism is becoming too female. Is this a real crisis?

Originally published on June 24, 2011 in Slate

In 2007, an organization called the Men of Reform Judaism published a Haggadah intended for men-only Passover Seders. It tweaked the familiar rituals.

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