Confronting generational tensions to build a badass Jewish feminist future. What a breast cancer previvor has to do. No tea from a samovar serving only stories. Escaping Nazis, this little girl finds serenity in a convent. My Bukharian mother sold herself into marriage. A daughter decodes her parents’ baffling nostalgia for their bad Old Country. New fiction for right now.
What makes 3 generations of Jewish feminists so different from one another? Here’s what may help us find paths to common ground.
Laurie H. Rubel
The killer sweeping through generations of women in her family turns out to be lurking in her own genes too, a revelation with deeply consequential decisions for getting tenure, bearing children and staying alive.
Greta Herensztat, alias Ginette Henry
On the run from the Nazis, “little Ginette” and her mother hide, terrified, in place after place until finally, separated, Herensztat finds a spot of serenity and religious awe in a convent of cloistered nuns. A lifetime later, she returns to the convent as she promised.
A daughter decodes her parents’ baffling nostalgia for their bad Old Country.
She’s never had a cup of zavarka-infused tea from it, because this samovar — a treasured heirloom from Odessa — now serves only the best, long-evening inflected, artisanal stories.
Reviewing the family saga: What happened when her mother was sold into marriage for the sake of the family’s return to Jerusalem? Believe it or not, it’s a 20th-century tale.
D. Dina Friedman
Why We Need a Sperm Donor “Sibling Registry”
Teen Gender Transition at a Jewish Day School
Teachers are Working Parents Too
Sarah Seltzer on Spinsters
Teen Girls Challenge Sexist School Dress Codes
Looking Can Be Abuse
Coming Soon! 3 Bios on Stage and Screen
Israeli Sisters’ Viral Music Video
Decades After a Campus Rape