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In this issue: ”Our Body Ourselves” at 35, and its unsettling changes. Fiction by Dara Horn. Joan Snyder’s passionate paintings. Popular writers reveal the moment when they became grownups. Argentina girl lives in the wake of her parents’ divorce. Judith the Obscure, forgotten foremother for Hanukkah. Cover art by Bella Baran.

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Our Bodies Ourselves

by Shala Erlich

Erlich, born in the same year as Our Bodies Ourselves, credits this landmark book with introducing her to sex, strong bodies and medical school. But the world-shaking classic women's health bible at 35 appears in a new edition with some unsettling changes.

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Readers Respond

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That Night in the Museum

by Dara Horn

You'd think that you could read the thoughts of a twentysomething guy who shows up at a Jewish Museum's singles night. But you'd be very surprised at the truth.

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Joan Snyder

Catch up with the artist who has led the vanguard since feminist art got its label 30 years ago.

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Judith the Obscure

by Rivy Poupko Kletenik

(Preparing Ourselves to Meet Another Matriarch)

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“…And We Eat Like on Yom Kippur”

by Helene Sinnreich

In the Lodz ghetto under the Nazis, starvation was public policy. Historian Sinnreich finds out what women did--from refurbishing potato peels to harvesting garbage--in the heroic struggle against the savage gnaw of hunger.

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Disputed Ruins (Ours)

poetry by Leah Kaplan

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Shema

poetry by Helena Lipstadt

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How Do We Become Grown-Up Jewish Women?

by Naomi Danis

Naomi Danis asks 15 writers to name that indelible moment when adulthood struck. Tune in to Anita Diamant, Ruth Andrew Ellenson, Judith Katzir, Nessa Rapoport, Shulamit Reinharz, Isabel Rose, Fiona Rosenbloom, Danya Ruttenberg, Hannah Goodman, Marilyn Sachs, Esme Raji Codell, Sarah Darer Littman, Penina Adelman, Valerie Zenatti and Sonia Levitin. Lilith's 10th annual feminist exploration of books for young readers.

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Motherhood Galore!

by Lauren Kranson

7 New Books Stake Out the Scene

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The Envelope

by Graciela Berger Wegsman

A sister and brother in a Buenos Aires family, in the wake of their parents' divorce.

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