SPRING ISSUE 2019 COVER

“Unfaithful,” the theme of 3 prize-winning short stories • Israel’s little-known School for Peace and the woman who created it • The new questions those male policy-makers didn’t know to ask • Matilda Robbins,1920s labor activist single mom, has messages for us • Jewish female legislators storm New York’s statehouse and expand abortion access • A writer mourns her father at another man’s funeral • Alice Shalvi, matron saint of Israeli feminism

 

 

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The New Questions

Lilith staff

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“In Vain, My Attempts to Be Reasonable”

Rokhl Kafrissen

The struggles of socialist single mother Matilda Robbins in the 1920s are surprisingly relevant right now.

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On the Coattails of Other People’s Grief

Susan Kennedy

Mourning my father by attending another man's funeral

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Women Shake Things Up in a Major Statehouse

Joan Roth and Shira Gorelick, with reporting by Susan Weidman Schneider and Sarah Seltzer

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Fiction: What Forgiveness Might Look Like

Briana Maley

First Prize in Lilith's 2019 Fiction Contest

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Fiction: A Serious Infatuation

Nina Barragan

Second Prize in Lilith's 2019 Fiction Contest

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Fiction: That Dad with White Socks

Ruth Efroni, translated by Ilana Kurshan

Third Prize in Lilith's 2019 Fiction Contest

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A School for Peace

Ruth Ebenstein

Nava Sonnenschein’s decades of hard conversations.

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It Belongs to My Brothers

Adina Singer

But what is respected in my community as the more intellectually rigorous and important body of text, the Talmud, makes me feel like a stranger in my own faith.