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In this issue: Family systems: pioneer therapist Olga Silverstein on life, love and Jewish identity; Harriet Lerner on sisters pressed to achieve. The hit drama “Shayna Maidel” and its fractured families. Campus life for Jewish women: our insider’s guide. Gender, politics and power in Jerusalem through the eyes of E.M. Broner, Bella Abzug and more.

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Lines of Communication

by Mindy Sue Shapiro

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Olga Chats

by Susan Schnur

Olga Silverstein, a pioneer in the field of family therapy, gives her iconoclastic views on life, love and Jewish identity in an interview with Susan Schnur. 

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Sisters and Other Family Legacies

by Harriet Goldhor Lerner

The author and her sister were given the best of everything, even in a family that couldn’t afford much, including psychotherapy from the age of two! What life as like for two daughters raised not just to "find someone" but to "be someone."

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Campus Life for Jewish Women

For the first time anywhere, a roundup of what life is like for young women at 18 colleges, along with a checklist of what to ask about the next time you visit an undergraduate institution.

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Amsterdam to Auschwitz

by Jacob Boas

A historian born in Westerbork explores the romance and the suffering in the remarkable diaries of a mercurial, moral and passionate young Dutch intellectual who chose to die in the Holocaust.

Down on the Farm

by Gertrude Dubrovsky

From the late 1920’s, Jews were chicken farmers in southern New Jersey. Here is a first-hand account of what life was like for girls and women—-the community’s enveloping support, the tragedy of early death and living with a stepparent, the pains of physical ardors.

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On the Arts

by Susan Schnur

A review of Barbara Lebow's hit drama "Shayna Maidel" and the playwright's earlier work, a drama about how a Caribbean family was similarly sundered.

“The Playpen of the Patriarchs”

Bella Abzug, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and E.M. Broner respond to the challenges of last winter's conference in Israel with their agendas for the empowerment of Jewish women. 

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