In this issue: How do 20-somethings date now? Three rabbi’s daughters talk about their interfaith relationships. “Off and Running”—the documentary film about an adopted African-American teenager’s identity quest in her Jewish lesbian family.   A progressive Jew explains why she had to have an Orthodox wedding. Learning to take credit for the good that we do.

How Twenty-Somethings Mate Now

by Susan Schnur

Three (very Jewish) rabbis’ daughters, inhabiting a multicultural, radically new world, dish seriously about their non-Jewish partnering.

Who Am I?

Susan Weidman Schneider and Melanie Weiss

Opper’s new documentary powerfully chronicles the feelings — and the poignant searching — of Avery Klein-Cloud, an African-American teenager who at birth was adopted into an interracial Jewish lesbian family in Brooklyn

In London, Her Wedding Space Reshapes the Whole Experience

by Judy Batalion

What drives a progressive Jewish woman to marry under Orthodox strictures in an Orthodox synagogue? Sometimes, the building itself.

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Standing Suspended in This Miracle

by Ilana Kurshan

Launching the nuptial festivities, a traditional wedding tisch (“table”) has been a men-only occasion for teaching and learning. Here, Lilith’s book editor tells what she taught the guests at her wedding.

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Women Handling Our Sacred Texts

by Joan Roth

Powerful images of women Torah readers, Torah makers, scholars and interpreters, and what’s behind their often transgressive work.

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Your Brain, On Love

Some of the weird and wonderful ways that brain chemistry and culture collide to affect whom we love, and how.

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Politics in the Kitchen

fiction by Elaine Silverstein

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I Ate My Mother’s Hair

poetry by Ruth Sabath Rosenthal

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How Judaism is Helping Me

by Marjorie Attignol Salvodon

A Haitian-American reflects on what Judaism has taught her in relation to childhood motherloss and Haiti’s devastation.

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