In this issue: Why your therapist became a therapist (and…learning in pairs, transgenerational trauma, the power of memory, and more). A scholar discovers the family secrets that led her into her chosen work. One Jewish mother turns away from the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy. Rhinoplasty? A teen fights the inner battle between outer beauty, her Jewish identity, and her nose.
by Susan Schnur
Find out why your therapist became a therapist. Susan Schnur interviews well-known therapists and anonymous clients/patients on tikkun olam, one hour and one person at a time. Also, learning in pairs, transgenerational trauma, the power of memory, and more.
by Sarah Beller
A young woman fights the inner battle between outer beauty, her Jewish identity, and her nose.
by Heidi Gralla
Which families — and congregations — are taking a stance, matching their actions to their values?
fiction by Galit Dahan Carlibach, translated by Ilana Kurshan
by Deborah Hertz
What happens when a great-grandfather’s diary is discovered? A family begins to piece itself back together on a journey to Latvia, while the author confronts the two halves of her inherited identity: rebellious Aunt Helen’s and dutiful Aunt Belle’s.
A Russian Jewish American gets to invent a new identity — and worries that she’s blown it.
poetry by Bella Mahaya Carter
book essay by Ilana Kurshan
Rachel Gordan on "Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory"
Judy Batalion on "We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy"
Amelia Glaser on "The Funeral Party" and "Daniel Stein, Interpreter"
Diane Kolatch on "Intentions"
Rachel Kranson on "From Fashion to Politics: Hadassah and Jewish American Women in the Post World War II Era"
Talia Lavin on "The End of Men: and the Rise of Women"
Joyce Zonana on "How Should a Person Be?"
Sara N. S. Meirowitz on "Breaking Bread in Galilee: A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land"
What I’m Reading Now (Notes from the Nightstand of Lilith’s Book Editor)