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In this issue: Holocaust scholar Eliach shares her photographer family’s cache of photographs taken in an Eastern European world that is no more. Two women marry each other and in the process bring their families together through healing, joy and empathy.  Lilith gives a behind-the-scenes look at women in politics in Israel and the US.

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Shekhina: The Door To The Soul

fiction by Carolyn McVickar Edwards

Cast aside all that book-learnin’! Here’s a fantasy to help us imagine what it would be like to encounter the Shekhina—the feminine, nurturing aspects of God—in all the little rooms of our lives.

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Yaffa Eliach’s Pre-Holocaust Portraits

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Holocaust scholar Eliach shares her family’s cache of photos, soon to be installed in a major exhibit. Her mother and grandmother were both professional photographers; without knowing it they documented daily life in a world that is no more.

Lesbian Wedding

Two women marry one another and in the process, surprisingly, create many reconciliations in their families by sowing healing, joy and empathy all around.

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Politics ’92

by Eetta Prince-Gibson

A behind-the-scenes look at election-year politics in Israel and the United States—-with some great quotes you didn’t hear on CNN plus a listing of where to invest your political dollars.

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Victory

fiction by Perle Besserman

Leaning against the window when World War II ended, a febrile Jewish girl sees her family warring just as the country finds peace.

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A la Recherche du Taiglach Perdu

by Barbara Fleck-Paladino

A short search for our mothers in ourselves, with surprising findings.

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