In this issue: “Dressing feminist”—what four smart women think about each morning, with surprising revelations about shoes, the LBD, a Coach bag, body hair and more. Adrienne Cooper on Yiddish songs about family violence. How to throw a green wedding—a batch of new ideas. A Jew-by-choice loves her mezuzah, especially when it reminds her to stop disputes at the door.
poetry by Robin Winning
fiction by Miryam Sivan
Kathryn Harrison talks with Yona Zeldis McDonough about The Kiss.
by Shayla Gunter-Goldstein
Making a shiddukh between Jewish meaning and eco-politics. Why? And how to?
What do smart women say about fashion now? Four writers share the soundtrack running through their heads when they put themselves together in the morning.
by Adrienne Cooper with Sarah Mina Gordon
Taking up the tradition of truth-telling in Yiddish music, we hear the dark stories in those familiar tunes.
by Marian Nash
A Jew by choice chooses one ritual in particular: the mezuzah.
by Rokhl Kafrissen
Connections with Mom via the shopping channel.
Maya Bernstein on "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture" and "Rebel Girls: Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas"
Ellen Feldman on "Annexed and Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography"
Sonia Isard on "The Cosmopolitans"
Nechama Liss-Levinson on "At Home with Andre and Simone Weil" and "An Exclusive Love"
Tammy Hepps on Sisters: An Anthology and Freud's Blind Spot
Liana Finck on "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" and "Evolution of a Crazy Artist"
Barbara Mann on "Jewish Dimensions in Modern Visual Culture and Material Culture" and "Jewish Thought in America and Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity"
Diane Cole on "Hope Will Find You" and "And Twice the Marrow of Her Bones"
Wendy Wisner on "Ideal Cities" and "A Meteorologist in the Promised Land" and "Fair Creatures of an Hour"
Joyce Zonana on "Where We Find Ourselves"
Happeningcompiled by Naomi Danis