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In Wartime, a Surreal Modesty Contest

As conflict rages in Israel and Gaza, a group of women in Crown Heights has decided that covering up young girls’ bodies is the only solution.

Israel's Iron Dome defense system (Wikimedia Commons)

On Mothers, Sisters, Narrative and War

As narratives of the ongoing conflict in Israel abound, the stories of mothers provide a human anchor for international anguish.

portrait of an interfaith marriage

Can a Non-Jewish Spouse “Step Away” From Jewish Fears?

A writer from “trendy West London” talks about the complexity of joining a Jewish family–but feeling the inherent safety in being able to “step away” from the prejudices that could plague her husband and children.  Are non-Jewish spouses immune from anti-Jewish discrimination–in England, and everywhere?

Thousands of women may now face restrictions on access to contraceptives. (Wikimedia Commons)

Your Guide to the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Crushing Consequences

Curious–or confused–about the fallout from Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, a case decided this week by the Supreme Court with potentially massive consequences for women’s health in the United States? Here’s a Lilith-curated roundup of articles on the subject.

Nora Gold (source: NoraGold.com)

Golden Words: Q&A With Author, Editor, Activist Nora Gold

Author, editor and activist Nora Gold chats with Lilith Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about her latest novel, her other professional “hats,” and what a “novel of ideas” entails exactly.

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Yiddish Classics into English

Here’s a switch! Instead of translating Shakespeare, etc., into Yiddish, Taytsh, the Yiddish Book Center’s site for Yiddish-to-English translators, wants to help translate the treasures of Yiddish literature into English for a new generation of readers. Learn more at taytsh.org.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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