Becoming a foster mom. Facing “The Princess Problem,” with daughters—and sons. Our Jewish cognitive dissonance, in 3 narratives. When having a non-Jewish boyfriend feels like a refresh button. The lifecycle of Jewish junk.
Here’s a foster-care story that is uncommonly and intensely Jewish. One woman’s passionate account of why she does it — plus some bold suggestions about forming families.
Her mother never met a crossword puzzle she couldn’t solve. After her death, the author continues the tradition, making more headway on Mondays than on Saturdays.
What’s a parent to do when faced with the burgeoning pink miasma enveloping little girls now? Bonus: a mom of boys worries too.
In the intimacy of babysitting Mom as she starts to fail, Ordene peeps into her parents’ relationship.
Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
The lifecycle of Jewish junk.
Fiction by Amy Feltman
Poetry by Irene Sipos
Coming Out as Hairless Beauties
Women Inventing Themselves in Israeli Cinema
A 20-Year-Old’s Queer Jewish Feminist Take on the SCOTUS Ruling
The Talmud & “Female Viagra”
Challenging Sexist Conversion Practices
In Jerusalem, Mourning Notices for One Palestinian and One Jewish Child
Amy Winehouse, “Typical North London Jewish Girl”
Remembering Miriam Schapiro (1923–2015)
Rainbow Jews Threaten a Black-and-White Worldview
Girls in Trouble: a Song Cycle About Biblical Women
After Brain Surgery, Food is a Link to Memory: “Stir,” by Jessica Fechtor
Kishinev to Stonewall, and Beyond: “Vera’s Will,” by Shelley Ettinger
“The Hands of Peace: A Holocaust Survivor’s Fight For Civil Rights,” by Marione Ingram
“An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission,” by Anthony David
Truth Is Even Stranger than Cold-War Fiction: “The Hours Count,” by Jillian Cantor
A Child’s Perspective on Chile’s Disappeared: “I Lived on Butterfly Hill,” by Marjorie Agosin