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In this issue: War and gender: What Afghan women’s suffering says to us. Veiling, and shame. What a “foreigner” in Greece heard on 9/11, what she said, and what she wishes she’d told her hosts. “Red” Emma Goldman still draws us 60 years later.   Holocaust survivors’ daughters: helping parents forget, promising them to remember. Eight lessons from Hanukkah.

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War, Through a Gender Lens

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Secrets in the Matzah box

by Paula Wolfson

The FBI tormented her union activist parents, this Red-Diaper Daughter remembers. The family fears lived on, even after the activist days were over.

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Once Upon a Time, My Mother’s Life

by Anna Kolodner

Daughters of Holocaust survivors have a special, paradoxical burden: helping their parents to forget, and promising them to remember.

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Conjuring Emma Goldman

by Rachel Kranson

She’s ubiquitous, this anarchist hero—on coffee mugs, T-shirts and post cards. How come "Red" Emma still speaks to us, 60 years after her death?

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Invention of a Feminist Sound Bite

by Alix Kates Shulman

In which our informant confesses her involvement in the invention of one of Emma Goldman’s most famous misquotations.

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Peels

fiction by Shani R. Sohn

Fresh fruit, kibbutz sex, and a young woman who gets to the core of some unexpected stereotypes.

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8 Lessons for Hanukkah, Useful All Year

by Anna Schnur-Fishman

A ninth-grader derives tzedakah lessons as she sorts through her family’s philanthropy.

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