In this issue: D-I-Y Parenthood – three wildly unconventional ways to create family; it’s more than just sperm selection. “Tiles and Tribulations” explains the connection between Jewish women and mah-jongg, even now. Can a liberal eat meat? New winners of Lilith’s short story and poetry contests.
fiction by Gail Labovitz
Lilith’s first-prize fiction contest winner for 2010.
by Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker picks “The Fifteenth of Av” by Jane Seitel as the winner of this year’s Charlotte Newberger Poetry Prize—and tells us why. What’s more, she brings us the poem and the premise for each of the runners-up.
fiction by Lee Kofman
Lilith’s second-prize fiction contest winner for 2010.
by Amy Stone
At the American Jewish Historical Society, Lilith invites three dozen women in white gloves to pry into formerly hidden lives.
fiction by Naomi Seidman
Lilith’s third-prize fiction contest winner for 2010
by Susan Schnur
Doing it yourself can mean much more than selecting a sperm donor. These women are creating-and raising-wildly unconventional families.
by Fran Hawthorne
Food Politics and everyday life choices: Organic? Free-range? Estrogen-laden soy? All the angst of eating, spelled out here.
Orthodox Women: On the Front Lines for Feminism
Looking Up — New Art on the Hospital’s Ceiling
First Woman to Head a Major Jewish Federation!
Ezrat Nashim: Mothers of Invention and Revolution
Listening in on the Next Generation of Conservative Women Rabbis
Introducing Sweden’s Stellar Jewish Feminist Writer
Singing Together for Pleasure and Peace
Claudia Z. Carlin on "Sarah's Key"
Tammy Hepps on "The Three Weissmanns of Westport"
Nellie Hermann on "36 Arguments for the Existence of God"
Diane M. Sharon on "In Scripture: The First Stories of Jewish Sexual Identities"
Joyce Zonana on "Happy Now?"
Faye Moskowitz on "An American Type"
The Jewish female’s guide to the wide worldcompiled by Naomi Danis