In this issue: Consent: 20- and 30-somethings talk about yes, no and maybe. New Jewish farms merge ecology, social justice, and a whole lot of biblical precedents. A think tank on Jewish divorce; “Remove power from the husband,” says Blu Greenberg. Edith Pearlman on her hybrid grandson. Newberger Poetry Prize award winners. Could our children have survived the Holocaust?

Consent and the Single Girl

by Gabrielle Birkner

Getting to yes, no, or maybe isn’t as easy as those campus posters suggest. What does consent mean to Jewish women in those years between Hillel and the huppah? A batch of 20- and 30-somethings gathered one evening to talk about how to talk about it.

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Masha Gessen Takes on Vladimir Putin

by Sasha Sederovich

The activist and journalist who unmasked the president of Russia now hopes for a new Russian revolution.

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Raising Survivors

by Deb Levy

Writing the biography of a child survivor of the Holocaust, she imagines the unimaginable - would her own little boys have made it through?

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a biblical story by Alisha Kaplan

Returning to the Garden

by Chana Widawski

Outside New York, Toronto and Baltimore, Jews are farming in communities that merge ecology and social justice. Plus Alisha Kaplan on why her mom bought the farm — literally; and Lincoln Schnur Fishman on getting an ethical lunch.

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by Edith Pearlman

The brilliant fiction writer now turns to the facts: how genes and culture will shape her Japanese-Jewish grandchild.

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2012 Newberger Poetry Winners

  • Elul poetry by Judith Chalmer
  • Because poetry by Carly Sachs

My Red Mustang

fiction by Wendy Brandmark

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