Orthodox Jewish feminists in Israel, Sophie Fontanel’s The Art of Sleeping Alone, and George Saunders’ commencement speech about kindness.

DoubleX Gabfest: Orthodox Jewish Feminists, a New Book About Life Without Sex, and George Saunders’ Commencement Speech

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Aug. 8 2013 2:03 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The No Sex and All Kindness Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss the Orthodox Jewish feminists in Israel, a new book about abstaining from sex, and George Saunders’ commencement speech about kindness.  

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Allison Benedikt wants everyone to take the time for the heartbreaking longread, “A Hollywood Ending.”

On a lighter note, Noreen Malone says to check out the Onion’s coverage of the royal baby.

Hanna Rosin recommends that if you are ever in East Calais, Vt., go stuff your face with goodness from the Bohemian Bakery.

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s news director. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

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