What It’s Like to Help Immigrants at the Border Right Now

“My grandparents’ stories motivate me to want to help people who are fleeing violence and brutality today.”

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A Novel Satirizes Jews and India

For some of my characters he attraction to India is, I think, in many ways similar to what pulls people to Israel and maybe ultimately disappoints them: a search for spirituality, connection, inner peace—often misguided or deluded.

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Remembering Rela Geffen

Lilith magazine mourns the death of our longtime friend and contributing editor Rela Geffen  A respected sociologist, former president of Baltimore Hebrew University and fearless examiner of gender issues in Jewish life, Rela was also known for her warmth, humor and resilience.

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The German Girl Who Was Executed for Resisting the Nazis

Young people are known for their passion, impulsivity, and recklessness—traits that can be seen as negative but were important strengths that propelled Sophie and the others to act as they did.

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Raised on Intersectionality, What’s a Teen to Do?

Although the recent controversy has felt painful and personal, I will continue to participate in movements like the Women’s March. Rather than taking myself out of the conversation, I will bring my full self to the table.

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A Novel Satirizes Jews and India by @YonaZMcDonough 2019/02/15

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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