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In this issue: Lilith examines programs for Jewish teenage girls, a new take on challenges to girls’ bodies, relationships with American Girl dolls and powerful kids books, both censored and approved. Unsung heroines: Jewish women who fought for civil rights in 1960’s south. An author who recently discovered she is Jewish discusses how terrifying it is to expose what has been hidden.

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Noga

translated by Naomi Danis

Selections from Israel's Feminist Magazine

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Unsung Heroines of the ’60s

by Debra L. Schultz

Women in the civil rights movement integrated bus terminals, taught in Freedom Schools, registered black voters and served time in Southern jails. Now they talk frankly about the danger, their mothers' reactions, and what in their Jewish consciousness propelled them.

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Milk

fiction by Racelle Rosett Schaefer

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A Whole New World for Girls

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What Madeleine Albright Couldn’t Know

by Helen Fremont

An author who only recently discovered that her own parents were Jews illuminates how terrifying it can be to expose what has been hidden, and how tempting it is to let sleeping secrets lie.

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Unexpected Feminist Poems, from the Hebrew

  • My Mother Was a Prophet poetry by Yehuda Amichai; translation by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld
  • My Son Was Drafted poetry by Yehuda Amichai; translation by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld
  • “Unborn” from Leviticus Rabba 14:8; translated by Shirley Kaufman with Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • To My Country poetry by Rahel; translated by Robert Friend
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Embroidery As Prayer

by Kay Faye Fialkoff

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