From the Editor

Susan Weidman Schneider on old biases in new media: the noise around Jewish women’s bodies now.

Just as we were concluding this issue of Lilith, I was stunned to see end-of-decade media items bursting upon us with bizarre and constricting images of women, and women’s bodies — some focusing explicitly on Jewish women. What’s driving this? Is it the recession? Does economic anxiety cause people to unleash such thoughts?

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