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In this issue: How Jewish women fare in Internet dating.  One-night stands in the Talmud, as a traveling rabbi takes a “pilagesh,” a temporary wife, in every town.  Lactivism! A nursing mother’s introduction to breastfeeding politics leads her into the real thing. Iceland warms a writer after her chilly divorce. “The Shul Detective,” Liana Finck’s graphic diary.

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Who Will Be Mine For Today?

by Ruth Calderon, translated by Ilana Kurshan

A very peculiar practice is mentioned in the Talmud: a traveling rabbi who takes a wife, for one night only, in every town he visits. Now, hear her thoughts on the matter.

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Never Again

poetry by Lesléa Newman

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After Ten Years, I Tell An American Boy About The Army

poetry by Yosefa Raz

Winner of this year’s fiction contest

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An Evening At Rosie’s

fiction by Phyllis Bronstein, Winner of the 2007 Lilith fiction contest

Winner of this year’s fiction contest

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Is E-Dating Good For Jewish Women?

by Susan Schnur

Investigating how women fare in the addictive world of Internet matchmaking, our fearless reporter uncovers the mix of pain and pleasure in this undertaking.

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Finding Myself In Iceland

by Jordana Horn

When Horn needs to escape after an icy divorce, can a vacation in the chill restore her soul to her, the way the morning prayer promises?

How I Became A Lactivist

by Wendy Wisner

A mother’s induction into the utterly traditional maternal activity of breastfeeding. And how it pulled her into politics (of a sort).

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The Shul Detective

by Liana Finck

A graphic diary of her adventures in Gotham

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