Powerhouse sisters fight over whether women should vote. Breaking all the rules of widowhood. How a non-Jewish wife finds her place in Jewish ritual. A lawyer for abused women unearths memories of her own. Seeing one’s body as divine. The complexities of mental illness in a Jewish family. Dad’s heroin addiction spurs a daughter’s feminism.


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My Body, Divinely

Rishe Groner

Overweight. Anorexic. Miserable. Then the author discovers, with joy and after decades of struggle, how to love the skin she’s in. 

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A Place at the Table

Jennifer Burleigh

What shifts for this non-Jewish wife, so that she rightfully claims her ritual role. 

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A Family History of Mental Illness

Joy Peskin

Tenderness, pathology and fear bind this mother and daughter. 

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The Search Committee

Naomi Myrvaagnes

fiction by Naomi Myrvaagnes 

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Words That Hurt

Evelyn Becker

A lawyer devoted to rescuing women, Becker finds out what their travails trigger in her own memories. 


Karen Paul

A young widow disobeys all the rules about what not to do when you’re swimming through sorrow. And saves herself. 

How a Father’s Addiction Formed a Jewish Feminist

Sharon Leder

Was her father’s capitulation to heroin an unlikely model for her work? 

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