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In this issue: Susan Weidman Schneider interviews Israeli Knesset Member Yael Dayan about her dreams for peace, her famous father, and why women matter in Israeli politics. How female rabbis are shifting traditional hierarchical relationships. Jewish women in Chile probe their identities, together. AIDS in the Jewish community.

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Night of the Staircase

by Ada Aharoni and Thea Wolf

"Night of the staircase," an Egyptian memoir by Ada Aharoni and Thea Wolf

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Yael Dayan

by BH

Pragmatic Israeli politico Dayan talks about her dreams for peace, her famous father and her own political aspirations. Plus--our Tel Aviv correspondent Barbara Harshav and lawyer Miriam Benson update us on how Israeli women’s issues are faring right now.

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Reworking The Rabbi’s Role

by Julie Coss

Moving beyond the traditional hierarchical relationships, women rabbis today differ from their male counterparts. Here we find out how their congregations gain, and what the costs are for the women themselves.

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In A Cafe

by Sara Felder

See the bagels fly! Hear the croissants speak! Step right up for words and action from Felder, a juggler who keeps her identity components in the air from coast to coast.

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Requiem for Oma Berta

poetry by Anneliese Wagner

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Tears

by Elaine Kalman Naves

A Yom Kippur story

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A Precious Moment in Chile

by Hilary Marcus

Jewish college women in Chile

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Our Lives, Circa 1919

by Maxine Schwartz Seller

What we can learn about life and loves of the emerging woman, circa 1919.

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