In this issue: Our reproductive selves—meet a powerful repro-rights foremother; a ritual for when the abortion on the table is your own; the unspoken grief of I.V.F.; introducing Generation Midwife, and more. Erica Jong reveals her fears about “Fear of Flying” 40 years later. The missing piece in the new Shlomo Carlebach musical. What women architects can teach us about “relational creativity.” And how did Los Angeles become the source of all this woman-led, game-changing, Jewish energy?
by Liz Safirstein Leshin
Rabbis, restauranteurs, radical filmmakers. From Sharon Brous to Jill Soloway, how did Los Angeles become the source of all this woman-led, game-changing, Jewish energy?
by Chana Widawski
In which our heroine discovers an 1890s Jewish cycle star.
by Aryanna Garber
Though initially categorized as smut, the screaming, liberating voices of this body-and-soul narrative can’t be silenced. Find out why.
fiction by Lee Conell
poetry by Karen Alkalay-Gut
Ilana Kurshan on "The Wayward Moon"
Elissa Goldstein on "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P."
“Some kids got Disney, I got the Holocaust.”
Tahneer Oksman on "The Big Feminist But: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism"
Yona Zeldis McDonough on "Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos"
Ilana Kurshan on "The People of Forever Are Not Afraid" and "New Face in the Mirror"
Feminist/Jewish events around the world.Compiled by Naomi Danis