by Sarah Greenberg, photos by Joan Roth

Seven-Day Spa

Ethiopian Menstrual Traditions in 21st Century Israel

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Israel at 60

The articles in this special section:

Young Israelis Make Waves In NYC

Four artists and a jazz singer come to lunch and dish about politics, gender, and where cultures clash. Then they reveal how Israel grew them into artists. You eavesdrop, via Naomi Danis’s translation of their Hebrew conversation.

Seven-Day Spa

by Sarah Greenberg, photos by Joan Roth

Spending one week a month in isolation with other women in a menstrual hut isn’t easily done in modernday Israel, so Ethiopian immigrants — and their university-educated daughters — are figuring out how to transpose these women’s rituals into the 21st century.

What Worries Israeli Women Now?

by Barbara Gingold

They speak frankly about making ends meet, keeping peace at home (in every sense of those words), and the powerful pull of their closest relationships. What keeps these women sane?