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In this issue: Elizabeth Sackler: a philanthropist gives feminist art what it deserves—even a permanent home for Judy Chicago’s “Dinner Party.” Jewish mother jokes and why we laugh. What’s next after lesbian rabbis? Blessings on changing your gender. In pro-natal Israel, what it’s like to be childless. Life for a Jewish girl in the 1920s—a memoir on tape.

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Sybil’s Last Tape

by Bonnie J. Morris

Aunt Sybil spills the beans about life for a Jewish girl in the Twenties, and how she toughened up her immigrant mother to improve her parents’ marriage.

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Childless In Israel

by Barbara Gingold

Up close and personal in the Promised Land: women without children in this intensely pro-natalist society.

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Sound Effects

fiction by Michele Ruby

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A Philanthropist Gives Feminist Art What It Deserves

by Susan Weidman Schneider

“Feminist art is all about the politics.” Elizabeth Sackler enshrines Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” — and more — at the Brooklyn Museum center that bears her name. And now Judy Chicago explores her own Jewish identity. Photos by Joan Roth.

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Each Other’s

poetry by Elizabeth Swados

The REAL History of the Jewish Mother

Susan Schnur talks to Joyce Antler

Two seriously funny Jewish mothers go behind the jokes that have reined us in to reveal the secret messages of power beamed at us from stage, screen and stand-up mic. Susan Schnur interviews historian Joyce Antler about her new book, You Never Call! You Never Write!

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Navigating Sexuality

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Exit Wounds

by Susan Weidman Schneider

A Graphic Novel By Rutu Modan

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