Wondering how to bring your eco-consciousness into your life as a Jewish woman? These Lilith articles take on the challenges and joys of balancing the important ideas that you value. From greening your wedding, to taking Sukkot as an opportunity to reconsider the environment, Lilith’s frankly feminist lens can be your guide to the world around you.
Returning to the Garden
by Chana Widawski
Outside New York, Toronto and Baltimore, Jews are farming in communities that merge ecology and social justice. Plus Alisha Kaplan on why her mom bought the farm — literally; and Lincoln Schnur Fishman on getting an ethical lunch.Plus: Earth Mamas by Alisha Kaplan
And the Bride Wore Green
by Shayla Gunter-Goldstein
Making a shiddukh between Jewish meaning and eco-politics. Why? And how to?
Six Words to Change the World
by Ariadne Lieber and Rabbi Susan Schnur
The Sh’ma, Judaism’s most famous prayer, radically rewritten for women.
compiled by Rabbi Susan Schnur
Meet an activist farmer, a veggie pioneer, a legal eagle and more. In the spirit of Sukkot, Lilith revisits the idea of Ushpizin–honored guests for the holiday. Find out what these inspirational women are doing, and what you can do, too.
Under the Spell of Silken Tofu
by Emily Bazelon
What we learned from the Moosewood, and how Mollie Katzen’s cooking enchanted a whole generation. This Fall she’ll bring us a new vegetarian cookbook..
Foodculture: On Becoming a Jewish Vegetarian
by Roberta Kalechofsky
If, as the author posits, in Judaism the sensual precedes the intellectual, how do you give up Bubbie’s delicious brisket for tofu?
Follow Your Mikveh Bliss
by Marna Sapsowitz
Two Jews-by-choice and their funky feminist rabbi pack hiking shoes and a bracha for a dip in the hot springs of the Pacific Northwest..
Down on the Farm
by Gertrude Dubrovsky
From the late 1920’s, Jews were chicken farmers in southern New Jersey. Here is a first-hand account of what life was like for girls and women—the community’s enveloping support, the tragedy of early death and living with a stepparent, the pains of physical ardors.