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In this issue: Jewish women in their twenties try to figure out who they are and how they fit into the multicultural mix of the emerging generation.  How women’s groups are dedicated to overruling the Jewish law that binds women to husbands who refuse to grant divorce. A physician recalls being a medical student in “normalized” Poland immediately following the Holocaust.

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Women Unbound

by Naomi Grossman

Jewish law—-which no longer permits animal sacrifices or slave-holding—-still binds married women to husbands who refuse to grant them divorces. Now Jewish women’s groups around the world, declaring this the Year of the Agunah, vow to overturn, overrule, or overwrite the law’s cruel inequity

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Riddles of Identity

Four very different Jewish women in their twenties try to figure out who they are, and how they fit into the multicultural mix.

On the Autopsy Table in Lodz…Biebow from Bremen

by Salomea Kape

A Brooklyn physician recalls with bitter irony her experiences as a medical student in a "normalized" Poland in the year immediately following the Holocaust.

Lunch with the Girls

by Leslie Hollis Margulies

...In which the author, mourning the gradual loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s, discovers a generation of women who remember how to laugh.

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