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Consent and the Single Girl
Fall 2012
by Gabrielle Birkner

Getting to yes, no, or maybe isn’t as easy as those campus posters announcing “NO Means NO.” What does consent mean to Jewish women in those years between Hillel and the huppah? A batch of 20- and 30-somethings gathered one evening to talk about how to talk about it.

Deaf Jewish Women Make Themselves Heard
Spring 2012
Women in this overlooked population face special challenges—including abuse, and identity conflicts between sign language and spoken English. They tell Lilith about how they manage in families, in school and work, and in the congregations where they want full access.

Celebrating 35 Years of Jewish Women’s Stories
Fall 2011
by Susan Schnur
Why do Jewish women write memoir? A guided tour through the life stories revealed in Lilith’s pages —by women like, and very unlike, yourself.

Now Feminism Is a Model for Jewish Men
Fall 2009
Guest editor Sarah Blustain spotlights men who are incubating some pretty radical thoughts on gender and Judaism: Rabbis Steven Greenberg and Jeremy Kalmanofsky and writers Jay Michaelson and Paul Zakrzewski, Melanie Weiss’s shorthistory of the “boy crisis,” and Sally Gottesman on how to pull boys back to Judaism.

An Unquiet Revolution at the Water Cooler
Fall 2008
In a revealing Lilith roundtable discussion, twentysomething women toiling in Jewish nonprofits tell truths about their workplace lives.

The Jewish American Princess: The Persistence Of Prejudice
Summer 2005

The JAP: Reclaim Her, or Reject Her?
Alana Newhouse joins those who laugh a little at themselves, claiming fealty to the JAP as an unabashed consumer–her worldliness somehow entangled in her Jewishness.

The Shame of the Jewish American Princess
Miriam Stone argues that the image is a larger-than-life caricature, casting a shadow over women trying to walk the walk as activists for social change.

“JAP”-Baiting on the College Scene
by Sherry Chayat
An epidemic of graffiti, an explosion of verbal abuse in public places, women afraid to stand up in a football stadium because of the catcalls. The place is the college campus. The target is the “Jewish American Princess.”

Jewish Women and Philanthropy
by Susan Weidman Schneider

From Pushke to Powersuit, Spring 2002
Jewish Women’s Philanthropy
, Fall 1994
Feminist Philanthropy, Fall 1993

A Paradoxical Legacy: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s Shadow Side
Spring 1998
by Sarah Blustain
He preached the lessons of unconditional love, and his music was adored world-wide. But what was his legacy to women?