In this issue: Passover celebrations from some unusual perspectives, including Skyping the seder and a remarkable new ritual for adoptive mothers and adopted daughters. The challenges in obtaining abortions in Israel, where pronatalism trumps controlling out own bodies. Naming ourselves three ways—as hyphenate, as grandma, as Jew. Feminist photographers take New York in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
by Elana Maryles Sztokman and L. Ariella Zeller
Lilith reporters demonstrate how a society’s pro-natalist assumptions undercut women’s control over their own bodies. They spotlight the ways anti-abortion forces akin to those in America are trying to win hearts and minds in the Holy Land.
poetry by Eve Lyons
fiction by Naama Goldstein
by Rebecca Shaykin
From the 1930s to the 1950s, a New York camera club unlike any other welcomed women photojournalists who challenged and changed an artform. (Available only in print.)
by Rabbi Susan Schnur
Meditating on the past, future and eternal present, women open the door.
by Alisha Kaplan
Ilana Kurshan on “The Beauty Bias” and "On Beauty and Being Just"
Diane Cole on “The Oriental Wife” and "Girl Unwrapped"
Frances Brent on “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner”
Naomi Danis on “In Trouble,” "Penny Dreadful," "Bigger Than a Breadbox," "Anya's War," "Orchards," and "Lily Renee, Escape Artist"
Rachel Gordan on “Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the American Jewish Imagination”
Ora Horn Prouser on “The Aroma of Righteousness” and "Biblical Seductions"
Lilith editors tell us what they are reading now — and why.
Joyce Zonana on “The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn”
Your indispensable guide to being Jewish & femalecompiled by Naomi Danis