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In this issue: Daughters on mothers: five dramatically different first-person accounts of the story that never goes away. After her husband suffers a brain injury, Alix Kates Shulman’s love has to bend.  How a long-ago cousin in Eretz Israel ran off with the Muslim Turkish governor of Ottoman Palestine. Italy’s only female rabbi. New fiction: “Sima’s Undergarments for Women.” 

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Sima’s Undergarments for Women

fiction by Ilana Stanger-Ross

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The Shekhinah Sh’ma: Six Little Words to Shake the World

by Ariadne Lieber and Rabbi Susan Schnur

The Sh’ma, Judaism’s most famous prayer, radically rewritten for women.

What Beauty Does

by Alix Kates Shulman

When her husband suffers a debilitating brain injury, Shulman’s world, and her love, have to bend.

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Daughters on Mothers

by Rabbi Susan Schnur

The Story That Never Goes Away

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Fanny in Ottoman Palestine

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

In 1914, she ran away from her Jewish home in Palestine with the Turkish governor, a Muslim. Turns out this forgotten foremother, a distant cousin, now fits beautifully into Alexiou’s own complex family mosaic.

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The plague is the “to do” list

poetry by Bonnie J. Morris

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Peace is the blithe distraction

poetry by Lynn Levin

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