In this issue: Girls with Jewish dads and Chinese moms find each other at a casting call. What bubbe meisehs reveal about women’s folk Judaism. Hidden as children during the Holocaust, these survivors (mostly women) finally gather and speak out. A synagogue with feminism and diversity written into its constitution. Hassidic husband walks out.
by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer
Four-year-old Mikki Lee finds out she’s not the only one with a Jewish daddy and a Chinese mom.
by Jane Litman
Does Judaism seem to be of, for and by men? It wasn’t always so. How to retrieve women’s voices through bubbeh meisehs, archeology, folklore and runic texts. Plus...beyond candlesticks: a roundup of unusual ritual objects we bet you never knew about.
by Emily Taitz
Some farfetched medieval childbirth practices—all scientifically proven.
by Rachel Naomi Remen
Finally a real definition of that elusive word.
by Nancy Wintenight
A painter documents her domestic life—-what’s sacred, sad, simple.
by Miriam Weiss-Katz
Sometimes it takes decades for a woman to wake up in her marriage.
by Susan Schnur
Belatedly, a generation of Holocaust survivors (mostly women) comes into its own. One by one, these women break out of their solitude, and feel entitled to call themselves "survivors."
by Grace Paley
by Mary Gendler
And ecofeminist’s dilemma.
by Betty and Phil Suchow
Mama tells her own immigrant story, accent and all.
Charlotte Goodman on “Woman's Cause: The Jewish Woman's Movement in England and the United States, 1881-1933”
Judith Chalmer on “Your People, My People”
Faye Moskowitz on “With the Snow Queen”
Naomi Danis on “Chicken Man”
Letty Cottin Pogrebin on “2 Videos on Israel: Woman’s Peace”
Rachel Kadish on “A Search For Solid Ground: The Intifada Through Israeli Eyes”
Happeningcompiled by Naomi Danis