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In this issue: A new role for females at the circumcision: the mohel is a woman!  Radical Jewish daughters, then and now: from the Spanish Civil War and Red Diaper babies to the offspring of 60’s activists. A short story about craving both food and a mother’s love. Being single at the seder.

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From Noga, Israel’s Feminist Magazine

translated by Naomi Danis

At last—a taste of Israel's Hebrew-language feminist magazine.

When the Mohel is a Woman

by Ilana Trachtman, with Sarah Blustain

As an ancient, boys-only rite of passage moves into the modern era, we have to wonder: What would Sigmund Freud have to say?

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God No. 2

poetry by Lisa Bernstein (Lisa B)

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Out of the Silence, Out of the Flames

Two daughters tell Passover stories of personal exodus. 

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When Our Parents Neglected Us to Save the World…

by Rivka Ketzel Solomon

Radical Sixties parents spawn ideological Nineties daughter. Beyond anti-war activism and feminist consciousness-raising, what else did their legacy include? Plus Red Diapers, reviewed by Eleanor Bader.

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Fighting Fascism

by Ian Halpern

Spanish Civil War. Lincoln Brigade. Guernica. The touchstones for generations of left-wing activist men. Sixty years after the fall of the Spanish Republic, we hear about the gutsy Jewish women who defied America in defense of democracy.

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fiction by Sondra Spatt Olsen

Dieting, craving-—and mother’s Toll House trap.

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The Yoke

poetry by Lisa Bernstein (Lisa B)

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Why Is This Chair Different From All Other Chairs?

by Annie Wigman

A Londoner’s reflections on being Jewish, female and … unmarried.

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