In this issue: Now in their 80s and 90s, stars of Yiddish stage still woo audiences; see how great they look! Leela Corman’s graphic novel Unterzakhn (Underthings). Sex and suppression in ultra-Orthodox communities, where women can’t walk on the men’s sidewalk.  Women rabbis speak their minds.  How the trauma of a child’s death led three mothers to become activists. 

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So Many Rules, So Little Protection

by Hella Winston

The author examines communities where women and men must walk on separate sides of the street, where long aprons for maids are required, and where underground struggles over allegations of abuse are causing explosive turmoil.

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Jimmy Swaggart Teaches Me Faith September 24, 2004

poetry by Miller Oberman

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Taking The Ritual Laugh

by Rebecca Stone

Generations of educated religious women, who love to live at the edge of tradition.

Losing a Child

by Rabbi Susan Schnur

The trauma of a child's death is the unwelcome catalyst for a worldwide effort for safer roads, advocacy for children's cancer drugs and grants for young progressives.

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Sally Priesand, the first woman rabbi in the U.S., just retired. She and her pioneering colleagues surprise us when they dish about those early years. With an introduction by Rabbi Jackie Ellenson.

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Yiddish Divas Take the Stage

by Joan Roth

A photo essay spotlighting stars of the Yiddish stage, who in their 80s and 90s still woo and wow audiences.

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Sylvia’s Spoon

fiction by Michelle Brafman

Winner of Lilith's 2006 fiction contest.

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