Uncovering the Darker Stories

Taking Risks to Report the Truth

Sometimes we worried, at Lilith, that too many of our stories were “bail news”—addictions in Jewish Families, painful Holocaust stories, domestic violence in Jewish homes, genetic diseases. AIDS among Jewish women —and not enough of our stories were “good news.” But we value female Holocaust survivors’ narratives as a precious legacy. And the Jewish community’s characteristic “silence” around many problems and pathologies in our culture senes only Judaism’s collective sense of shame; it doesn’t serve the individually disempowered among us: the female, the young, the old, the poor, the mentally’ or physically ill, the hidden.

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Celebrating Lilith Magazine

The articles in this special section:

Amplifying Unheard Voices

When Others Turn a Deaf Ear

Our Bodies/Ourselves

Pride, Pain, Prejudice

Uncovering the Darker Stories

Taking Risks to Report the Truth

Rethinking Our Relationships

Empathy, Sexuality, Community

Reclaiming Our Reputation

Too Smart, Too Strong, Too Sexy, Too Loud

Catching on About

Power and Politics