From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider

Featured on the cover of this issue is a set of stories written by Jewish women of the twentysomething generation, or that allegedly inscrutable “generation X.” While these women (I can’t say “young women,” although I want to) are trying to place their own desires into the mosaic of the cultures around them, what I see as I look at them—three of the four have been working at LILITH during the past several months—I think not of fitting in but of leaping away, of flying off. The women who come to LILITH as interns and as editorial assistants move off into appropriate new realms—graduate school, permanent jobs, a year in Israel— to find themselves even as we (the grownup staff) lose them. Or loose them.

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