In this issue: Deaf Jewish women make themselves heard, expanding access and expanding consciousness. Remembering Paula Hyman (1946-2011). Why feminism and Judaism collide and cohabit in the lives of seven activists. Is the Statue of Liberty Jewish? A 30something immigrant daughter reflects on how her “greeneh” habits have made her honorably “green” among her friends. A porn vigilante sounds off.
Gail Dines interviewed by Susan Schnur
A passionate reminder to think at least twice about pornography, arousal and “sex work.”
fiction by Elissa Goldstein
edited by Rachel Kranson
Judith Plaskow, Martha Ackelsberg, Deborah Dash Moore and Rabbi David Ellenson, among others, reflect on the ways this academic and activist introduced gender into scholarship and altered how girls and women practice Judaism today.
by Susan Schnur
In which we see the intersections of feminism and Judaism through the experiences of Diane Balser, Mimi Arbeit, Enid Schatz, Vanessa Hidary, Jane Eisner, Ronit Sherwin and Joanna Ware.
by Chana Widawski
In her immigrant family, a 30-something daughter learned to love saving, salvage and celebration.
poetry by Carol Dine
after Rose Villard, curator, Jeu de Pomme
Sara N. S. Meirowitz on "The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy"
Elizabeth C. Denlinger on "Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality"
Alice Sparberg Alexiou on "The First Lady of Fleet Street" and "Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life"
Ellen Feldman on "Displaced Persons" and "The Lost Wife"
Nancy K. Fishman on "Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion"
Rachel Furst on "Forsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism"
Susan Sapiro on "The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World"
Your guide to everything Jewish and feminist.compiled by Naomi Danis