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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?

From left: Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Racelle Rosett, Jill Soloway. Photograph by Daniel Sawyer Schaefer, outlierimages.com.

Why L.A.? Why Women? And Why Now?

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?

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Revising Our Ideas about Collective Inspiration

by Esther Sperber

What women architects can teach us about “relational creativity” and how 
we define achievement. 

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A Lady and Her Bicycle

by Chana Widawski

In which our heroine discovers an 1890s Jewish cycle star.

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Our Reproductive Selves

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At 40, “Fear of Flying”

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. 

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Right to Left

fiction by Lee Conell

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Shame

poetry by Karen Alkalay-Gut

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