Jewish women and addiction • 1960s & 70s feminism roars back • Transforming life in small-town Maine • Choosing Jewish life–thus perpetually “the stranger.” • Food writing that changes opinions • Redefining Jewish art.

Addiction: Jewish Women Caught In The Crisis

Gabrielle Birkner

Addiction is devastating. How women familiar to you got pulled in by opioids, meth, alcohol and more.

Second Wave Feminism Comes Crashing Back

Sarah Seltzer

Animating it all: anger. The anger of invention, and diagnosis, and unchartered territory.

I Don’t Want to Meditate. I Want to Pray.

Leah Hager Cohen

A surprising later-in-life conversion.

The Foremothers of Food Memoirs

Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan

“Food preparation plays a central role in the ritual repertoires of Jewish women. Excluded from many of the public manifestations of Jewish ritual leadership, women have played key roles in the elaboration of food rituals, and nearly all Jewish holidays, celebrations and even days of mourning are associated with particular culinary traditions.”

The Avant-Garde Artists She Hangs on the Walls

Sandee Brawarsky

"When people come in here expecting to see old-fashioned Jewish art, they are taken aback.”

Run to Them: A Poem by Desiree O’Clair

with comments by Poetry Editor Alicia Ostriker

What the Periphery Can Teach the Center

Melanie Weiss

Thanks largely to visionary and energetic women, vibrant community in rural Maine rises up 185 miles from the nearest kosher supermarket. Here’s how.

Fiction: Little Hen

Emily Alice Katz

Feeling Stuck? Try This

Ilana Kurshan and Amy Rose Spiegel

Amy Rose Spiegel's book No One Does It Like You lists 77 affirmations for millenial women—here are a few of Lilith's favorites.