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In this issue: Special double issue! Fiction and poetry by Jewish women writers from across the world. Stories about WWII, shtetl life, divorce, bat mitzvah and Jewish ritual. Cynthia Ozick’s startlingly original essay about Torah as the matrix for feminism: an entirely new way to see the links between feminism and Judaism. Lilith’s first survey on Jewish women.

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Our Golden Years

by Paula Gantz

The options for a decent old age shrink with every added year of a woman’s age. And every year intensifies the dilemma for the daughters of elderly women, who are still seen by the community as the prime care-givers.

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Evelyn Torton Beck

by Aviva Cantor

The editor of Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology talks about the Jewish lesbian movement, anti-Semitism, and conflicts with the Jewish community. An added bonus: excerpts from her introduction to the book.

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Surviving Siberia

by Glenn Richter and Reena Sigman Friedman

The saga of Nudel’s four yours in icy exile. The regime’s attitude toward the "Guardian Angel of the Refuseniks" has not thawed sufficiently to grant her a visa out of the Soviet Union.

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Battling Sexism in Jewish Schools

by Susan Weidman Schneider

How to create gender justice in Jewish education—-in classrooms, texts and play activities. Notes from the front lines of the struggle, plus resources to help you change the schools.

Journey

fiction by Shelley Anne Richtmyer

Her young son’s trip to Israel leads a divorced mother to examine her failed marriage to a non-Jew.

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