In this issue: The Jewish Theological Seminary ordains its first openly lesbian rabbi. Meet the gutsy Jewish female swimmers from Vienna who boycotted Hitler’s 1936 Olympics. Sisters, on the challenges of having brothers. Gabrielle Birkner on the expectation you’ll be sexy while pregnant. A panicky first aliyah. Three winning short stories.
by Jill Shulman
Self-proclaimed “Jewish lite” and new to town, a woman fights her bimah anxiety.
by Amy Stone
The Jewish Theological Seminary ordains its first out lesbian rabbi. What does this mean for Conservative Judaism?
fiction by Racelle Rosett
by Gabrielle Birkner
Sexy while pregnant. Do those hot new maternity clothes really empower women?
fiction by Janice Weizman
by Karen Propp
Feisty modern girls who, in the 1930s, broke the boundaries, broke the records, and broke free.
fiction by Ellen Umansky
poetry by Babo Kamel
Winner of Lilith’s 2011 Charlotte A. Newberger Poetry Prize
by E.W. Jamieson
Desire lurking behind a grandmother's frailty.
Maya Bernstein on "Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering"
Danica Davidson on "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power" and "Push Comes to Shove"
Naama Goldstein on "Hold On to the Sun"
Angela Himsel on "Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal and the Blemished History of Looking Good"
Dina Elenbogen on "Half in Love"
Melissa R. Klapper on "Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt"
Faye Moskowitz on "Foreign Bodies"
Riv-Ellen Prell on "Boundaries of Jewish Identitiy"
Melanie Weiss on "Jewish Feminists: Complex Identities and Activist Lives" and "A Jewish Feminine Mystique? Jewish Women in Postwar America"
Adriana X. Jacobs on "Dolly City" and "Thera"
Sonia Isard on "Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial"
Happeningcompiled by Naomi Danis and Liya Rechtman