From the Editor

The importance of the back story

You’re holding in your hands a magazine with an unusual mix of stories. Among other things: a retrospective glance cast by the pioneering first generation of female Reform rabbis, and a preview of a work-in-progress—a cartoon novel about another Icind of pioneer, a Jewish abortionist and “women’s doctor” on New York’s Lower East Side in the early years of the last century.

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