DNA secrets, hidden identities •  That other Jewish women’s cancer • Tillie Olsen: feminist foremother • At this Hasidic boy’s ritual haircut, he knew “he” was a girl • Russ & Daughters’ granddaughter • Why this seder took place in a beauty parlor • Mildred Weissman at 100


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poetry by Rachel Wineberg, comment by Alicia Ostriker

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Mildred at 100

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I Knew I Was a Girl

Abby Chava Stein

A transgender woman once destined for the Hasidic rabbinate remembers the moment she first put a thought to the feeling