In this issue: Ilana Trachtman on a totally different bridal shower. You are what you wear, so check those labels; Sarah Wildman alerts you to today’s sweatshops. New commandments: Shabbat without shopping carts, and Deena Metzger’s ecology epiphany. Meet Moosewood Cookbook’s creator; Emily Bazelon asks Mollie Katzen why she did it.  A poem about a Jewish drunk.

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Kisses and Ashes

fiction by Fredric Fastow

Returning to Auschwitz, a Holocaust survivor finds her way back to a confluence of love and desire.

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Move Over Martha Stewart

by Ilana Trachtman

How to throw a different kind of Jewish wedding shower. Clip and save this for the next time you’re a bridesmaid!

You Are What You Wear

by Sarah Wildman

Check your labels! Almost a century after the notorious Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire brought to light the dismal reality of sweatshops, we’re still wearing clothing made under inhumane conditions—only we often don’t realize why.

Women Find Those Extra Commandments God’s Been Keeping in Her Back Pocket

by Susan Schnur

Rabbi Susan Schnur introduces us to a maturing integration of tradition and feminism, combining the canon and “tincture-of-girl.”

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poetry by Sondra Zeidenstein

Under the Spell of Silken Tofu

by Emily Bazelon

What we learned from the Moosewood, and how Mollie Katzen’s cooking enchanted a whole generation. This Fall she’ll bring us a new vegetarian cookbook.

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Lilith Speaks

poetry by Alison Stone

Making Whoopee

by Daniela Kuper

A writer falls in love with her mother.

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