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“And I Am Two and Twenty.”

There are warning signs, but I don’t see them.


Finding Feminist Defiance Through Reading Torah

Reading from the Torah, even though I had been taught “girls don’t do that,” ignited a spark within me. 


The Depth of Grandparents’ Love

Lilith’s Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough speaks to memoirist and novelist Kathryn Harrison about her latest foray into family history, On Sunset.

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Nazi-Occupied Normandy and a Family’s Wartime Secrets

“Nationalism, for all its insistence on keeping like with like, inevitably tears families apart. Homes are bombed, children are separated from their parents. “


The Chutzpah of Sarah Bernhardt

This illegitimate daughter of a Dutch Jewish courtesan had already gained wide renown as the best actress of her day when she decided to take on a high-risk role: She wanted to play Hamlet. Not girlfriend Ophelia or mother Gertrude, but the Danish prince himself, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s most difficult and iconic character. 

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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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