Unexpected paths: Beyonce, sex, and gender transitioning can lead deep into Judaism. Outing her enraged “Catholic” family’s secret in a standup routine. How Jewish feet are different. Wedding dresses sans the wedding. A woman rabbi’s social justice includes shopping in Ferguson. Dangerous sisters. Weaving as a form of prayer. And what a grad school interview wouldn’t dare ask now.
by Lilit Marcus
A travel writer used to be afraid because she’s female. Now she turns down gigs where her revealing surname and her passport stamps signal danger.
by Rabbi Susan Talve
The second highest source of revenue in Ferguson is from traffic tickets. Spend some time in night court. You’ll see that the defendants are almost all black. It is no wonder that our prisons are full of people who are poor and black. Prison is big business here, as it is everywhere.
by Frannie Sheridan
Her stand-up shtick blows her traumatized family’s “Catholic” cover. Fear and fury ensue.
by Shira Sternberg and Susan Schnur
Two unmarried sisters (no husbands in sight) make sure their dying dad sees them in their wedding dresses. What happens next requires a hanky.
by Peggy Shinner
Her feet are flat. And what she thought was familial turns out to be tribal, at least in the minds of anti-Semites. Who knew?
a short story by Amy Bitterman
four poems by Anna Bat-Chai Wrobel
by Berit Engen
Psalms, Yiddish curses, dancing, skiing, exile, and Norwegian woods all get woven into the warp and woof of the fabric artist’s chosen Jewishness.