‘Our Bodies’ Gets an Israeli Makeover: Women’s Classic Tells How to Say ‘Menopause’ in Hebrew and Arabic

The Forward October 18, 2011

In addition to producing the books, Women and Their Bodies runs an online information center (which has been hacked multiple times since the book was published) and an ongoing series of health workshops designed for women of various ethnic groups throughout Israel. One, designed to address the frustrating lack of a nonderogatory or childish Hebrew word for “vagina,” was called, “What Is Between Your Legs?” Weinberg’s favorite word to come out of this workshop is n’ga, derived from oneg, the Hebrew word for “pleasure.”

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