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In this issue: Being sick and being Jewish: a special section on healing by a DES-daughter, a rabbi with lupus, a poet on crutches. What’s your name? Birth name? Hyphenated name? Married name? Yiddish name? A name you took to change your luck? What we want to be called, and why. Creating today’s Pantheon of Jewish feminist scholars.

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Who Are We?

Each of us has a name 

Is Our Suffering Transformative?

by Rabbi Susan Schnur

A rabbi comes out of the closet as a chronically ill person, and shares what she has culled from a book of healing psalms.

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Constructing (Not Deconstructing) the Jewish Feminist Pantheon

by Sarah Blustain

Who are the pillars of present-day Jewish feminist scholarship? And what do these women-and the "pioneer scholars" of the 1970s and 1980s say about Jewish women’s studies )and about each other) as we approach the year 2000. A LILITH 20th anniversary review.

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The Genesis List

compiled by Natalie Blitt and Heather Tenzer

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“It Was No Fun”

by Ruth Gay

It turns out that Woody Allen didn’t invent anhedonia. For Jewish immigrants in America, happiness was just not seen as a legitimate goal in life. Lilith's back page on women’s history—"The Way We Were"—asks what happened when the American ideal of romantic love and matinee idols clashed with the realities of sour tenement lives.

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