In this issue: Consent: 20- and 30-somethings talk about yes, no and maybe. New Jewish farms merge ecology, social justice, and a whole lot of biblical precedents. A think tank on Jewish divorce; “Remove power from the husband,” says Blu Greenberg. Edith Pearlman on her hybrid grandson. Newberger Poetry Prize award winners. Could our children have survived the Holocaust?
by Gabrielle Birkner
Getting to yes, no, or maybe isn’t as easy as those campus posters suggest. What does consent mean to Jewish women in those years between Hillel and the huppah? A batch of 20- and 30-somethings gathered one evening to talk about how to talk about it.
by Sasha Sederovich
The activist and journalist who unmasked the president of Russia now hopes for a new Russian revolution.
by Deb Levy
Writing the biography of a child survivor of the Holocaust, she imagines the unimaginable - would her own little boys have made it through?
a biblical story by Alisha Kaplan
by Chana Widawski
Outside New York, Toronto and Baltimore, Jews are farming in communities that merge ecology and social justice. Plus Alisha Kaplan on why her mom bought the farm — literally; and Lincoln Schnur Fishman on getting an ethical lunch.
by Edith Pearlman
The brilliant fiction writer now turns to the facts: how genes and culture will shape her Japanese-Jewish grandchild.
fiction by Wendy Brandmark
Ilana Kurshan on "Rav Hisda’s Daughter" by Maggie Anton
Jordana Horn "The Year of the Gadfly" by Jennifer Miller and "An Uncommon Education" by Elizabeth Percer
Maya Bernstein on "City of Women" by David Gillham
Eva Fogelman on "Alice’s Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer" by Melissa Müller (Anne Frank: The Biography) and cultural historian Reinhard Piechocki,
Tammy Hepps on "All That I Am by Anna Funder" and "The House at Tyneford" by Natasha Solomons
Ilana Kurshan on "The Falafel King is Dead" by Sara Shilo
Nechama Liss-Levinson on "Reading Fierce Joy: A Memoir" by Ellen Schecter
Jessica Keener of "Moving Waters" by Racelle Rosett and "Venus in the Afternoon" by Tehila Lieberman
Ilana Kurshan on "If I Could Tell You" by Hannah Brown and "The Stranger Within Sarah Stein" by Thane Rosenbaum
Your guide to the universe of Jewish & female.compiled by Naomi Danis