New feminist ritual: a little girl’s first haircut. Visiting the old old. Targeting “disability oppression.” Ayelet Waldman on psychoanalysis, Hungarian suffragists and Zionism. Liana Finck graphically envisions the family sagas behind the Yiddish advice column “A Bintel Brief.”
The politics of paradox—finding Jewish meaning in unexpected places: a white, middle-class mom turned civil rights pioneer, a bacon sandwich, and a dirndl dress.
Our reproductive selves: a powerful foremother; a ritual for abortion; I.V.F. grief; Generation Midwife, and more. Women architects on “relational creativity.” And who are those women fueling all the game-changing Jewish energy in Los Angeles?
New models for how to manage the expectations (and expenses) confronting Jewish mothers in the “lean in” era. The kinesthetics of feminist prayer. And three new short stories: the haiku as revenge, an angel on the balcony, and how to hate your hair.