Informed predictions for the uncertain future • Farewell to shopping • Growing up Persian • Vivian Gornick & Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz revisited • 1930s feminist fiction — in Yiddish! • Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives

Now. Next.

A cross-section of activists and thinkers weigh in on the present and its future— what perils we face, and what we might build from this epidemiological, social and political crisis.

Shopping: A Eulogy

Sarah Seltzer

The old way of buying clothes holds nostalgic appeal, despite its history of exploitation.

Acting Like a Jewish Woman

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

A germinal essay from Kaye/Kantrowitz, the late pioneering intersectional lesbian writer who told it straight.

Vivian Gornick: “Writing is Feminism”

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Why this recurring presence in American letters and feminist reporting is in the spotlight again.


Zines—highly personal and handmade— are a kind of feminist samizdat, self-published and with themes that can elude mainstream media. Here, results from Lilith’s quaranzine video season!

Poem: “Playing Scrabble With God”

Julie Grass

A poem by Julie Grass
Comment by Alicia Ostriker

Fiction: “Do Not Punish Us”

A 1930s short story by Chana Blankshteyn translated from Yiddish by Anita Norich.

Who Shall Die…

Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman

Life lessons from the mythological Lilith. Betty Friedan on her feminine mystique & being Jewish. Those thorny Jewish women's organizations.