In this issue: Susan Schnur celebrates the Jewish women’s stories revealed in Lilith’s 35 years of publishing memoir. A female view of male circumcision, complete with ambivalence. Reconsidering Jewish sororities as surprising feminist precursors for social justice work!  Saying Yizkor for a marriage. A short story moves a Russian mail-order bride from her shtetl to the Dakota prairie.

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Cats & Angels

poetry by Rae Rose

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Yizkor for a Marriage

by Gail Hosking

He cheats. She mourns. The unexpected solace from a Jewish way of handling loss.

Celebrating 35 Years of Jewish Women’s Stories

by Susan Schnur

Why do Jewish women write memoir? A guided tour through the life stories revealed in Lilith’s pages — by women like, and very unlike, yourself.

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A (Re)Consideration of Jewish Sororities

by Shira Kohn

Flying in the face of the stereotypes, Kohn claims they could be precursors for social justice work.

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Guiding My Child Through Cancer

by Allison Flash

A rabbi/mom morphed five Jewish principles into rituals for pulling herself and her daughter through a hellish year.

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Mail-Order Bride: from Russia to the Dakota Prairie

fiction by Anna Solomon

A Woman’s View of Circumcision

by Elana Maryles Sztokman

This traditional Jewish rite of passage is how we welcome newborn boys. Now, it’s also inciting both anti-Semitism and a big dose of feminist ambivalence.

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The 500-Year-Old Rabbi

interview by Susan Schnur

Susan Schnur interviews Barbara Aiello

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