Hair and all its complications • Raising feminist boys today • Tipping, service work and our changing world • A hot new Yiddish star • Taking off my wedding ring

Jewish Hair Now.

Twenty-five years after Lilith’s original, classic, sold-out hair issue, new writers untangle the knots that connect us to our mothers, our bodies, our backgrounds and our politics. 

Raising Feminist Boys

Sarah Seltzer

Lilith culls advice from Peggy Orenstein and other advocates for our kids about how to prepare them to resist a sexist world. 

Plus: A sample email to schools and camps, and prepping for bar mitzvah with a raunchy Netflix show. 

Tipping. A Feminist Issue.

Arielle Silver-Willner talks to Sarah Jaffe

Emotional Labor, Tipping, and Feminists’ Role in Promoting a Fairer Workplace Culture 

Making Yiddish Hip, Heymish & Hot

Sandee Brawarsky

Channeling her own past, the remarkable diva Eleanor Reissa is singing, directing, writing and performing Yiddish for 21st-century audiences. 

Fiction: Driving Lesson

Kate Schmier

Second Prize in Lilith’s 2020 Fiction Contest

Fiction: Anniversary

M.K. Narváez

Third Prize in Lilith’s 2020 Fiction Contest

Fiction: Paved With Gold

Beth Kanter

First Prize in Lilith’s 2020 Fiction Contest

Poetry: Burnt Offering

Alisha Kaplan

A poem by Alisha Kaplan
Comment by Alicia Ostriker

Taking Off My Wedding Ring

Rabbi Laura Geller

I wanted to take off my ring, but I needed a ritual to acknowledge that Divinity was present, even at this moment of loss.