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In this issue: Deena Metzger on the gory Bible story of Dinah, raped. Bat Mitzvah in the divorce crossfire. Anxiety 101: how a young man leads Passover seder for the first time. An Israeli Jew, a Catholic feminist, and a nun speak their minds about Poland and Jews.

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What Dinah Thought of the Whole Matter is not Recorded

by Deena Metzger

Finally the biblical figure of Dinah in a modern incarnation. In an excerpt from a moving new novel, we read about an American woman in Israel today who reenacts part of her story.

Anxiety 101: Leading the Passover Seder

by Jeff Axelbank

Judaism is such a public religion! So participatory! So have a little pity for a young man who takes on the task of leading his relatives through the desert--and even through the dessert--trying to meet everyone’s needs.

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Near Quiet Places: Twelve Days in Poland

by Yehudit Hendel, translated by Barbara Harshav

Israeli author Hendel, here translated by Barbara Harshav, gives us a haunting, bone-chilling vision of this memory soaked land. Plus observations by two Christian women--on Poland today.

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Milk

poetry by Shirley Kaufman

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“Who has Made Me Woman”

by Elyse Goldstein

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein creates a personal ritual for menstruation.

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After the Revolution in Poland Today, Woman Still Sweep the Floors

by Mary E. Hunt

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