In this issue: Life lessons from the mythological Betty Friedan on the not-so subtle connections between the feminine mystique and Judaism. Why Jewish men fear the women’s movement. Holy cow—a meditation on those sacred cows: Jewish women’s organizations.
by Aviva Cantor Zuckoff
In search of the real Lilith – it’s time for Jewish women to deal with the contradictions of the myth and reclaim Lilith’s essential nature.
by Elenore Lester
A deft demolition of the mythic warning in this 1950’s blockbuster novel: that without the virginity of the Jewish woman, the House of Israel will crumble.
by Blu Greenberg
"My belief in the perfect God does not allow me to think that the Lord would favor one sex over the other in any area of life."
poetry by Muriel Rukeyser
by Mary Cahn Schwartz
If a Jewish woman is not allowed to be more successful than her husband, what does she do if he’s not successful at all?
by Bob Lamm
Why Jewish men fear the women's movement-and why they must face the issues it raises.
poetry by Diane Levenberg
by Yitzhak Leib Peretz, translated by Zora Zagrabelna
A truer picture than "Fiddler on the Roof" of what shtetl life was like for women - a new translation from the work of the great Yiddish storyteller.
by Doris B. Gold
We must evaluate where our women’s organizations are heading, competing with each other for membership while they’re relegated to housekeeping for the Jewish community.
Tsena-Rena (Happening)compiled by Naomi Danis