4: Video excerpt, Vanessa Hidary’s “The Making of a Hebrew Mamita,” 2012.
This is a short excerpt from a talk Hidary gave in which she reflects on her search, as a young woman, for a positive, empowering, “cool” Jewish identity.
Suggested activity: Discuss: What is it that the young Hidary was searching for and missing? Do you feel empowered in your cultural identity? Who are your Jewish (female and male) role models?
Source: Vanessa Hidary, “The Making of the Hebrew Mamita” (JDOV, December 24, 2012, <http://jdov.org/talk/the-making-of-the-hebrew-mamita/>, accessed February 23, 2016), web video.