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In this issue: Analyzing our inner JAP: do we reclaim or revile her for her hair, her shoes, her attitude? A visit to the women’s steam bath in Tangiers brings a Moroccan Jew Muslim friends. How Jewish do Jewish women feel in interfaith marriages? The Holocaust’s legacy in the lives of the second generation.

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Misery beyond the Mezzuzah

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin on violence in Jewish families

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Forbidden

poetry by Jane Ellen Iburl

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Still Jewish

by Jeri B. Zeder

Plenty has changed since the last century; a new study looks at how Jewish Jewish women feel who choose partners who aren't. Plus...Eve Coulson on two books about interfaith marriage.

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My Wife Prays

poetry by Yakov Azriel

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Zegota

poetry by Davi Walders

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When (If Ever) Do We Relinquish Memory?

by Eva Hoffman

The noted author of Lost in Translation explores the Shoah's legacy in the lives of the second generaiton. She speaks with Carolyn Slutsky on writing about memory and history.

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In the Hammam

by Yaelle Azagury

Back in Morocco, a first-time visit to the Muslim women's baths delivers Moroccan-born Azagury unexpected sightings of tender friendhsips (and terrors) that cross religious boundaries.

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Severance Pay

fiction by Marti Zuckrowv

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The JAP

by Alana Newhouse

Alana Newhouse joins those who laugh a little at themselves, claiming fealty to the JAP as an unabashed consumer--her worldliness somehow entangled in her Jewishness.

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Philosophers with Wombs, Mothers without Housedresses

by Rebecca Goldstein

In which the novelist and philosopher reveals who really makes her feel guilty.

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Messengers from a New Place

by Elaine Shizgal Cohen

Elaine Cohen and Steven P. Cohen celebrated the committment ceremony of their daughter Tamara. Here's how Elaine toasted the couple.

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