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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.

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Casting Miss Saigon’s Baby

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.

The Power of Woman’s Folk Judaism

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.

Pregnant? Don’t Eat Radishes.

by Emily Taitz

Some farfetched medieval childbirth practices—all scientifically proven.

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What, then, is Spirituality?

by Rachel Naomi Remen

Finally a real definition of that elusive word.

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“What the Ark is to the Jewish Male, My Dish Cupboard is to Me.”

by Nancy Wintenight

A painter documents her domestic life—-what’s sacred, sad, simple.

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Lubavitch Husband (former Hippie) Walks

by Miriam Weiss-Katz

Sometimes it takes decades for a woman to wake up in her marriage.

Notes from Underground: A Gathering of Children Hidden During the Holocaust

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."

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Long Walks and Intimate Talks

by Grace Paley

New stories

Cornstalks, Conch Shells & My Jewish Problem

by Mary Gendler

And ecofeminist’s dilemma.

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Mama on Tape: Was Mama a Virgin??? Or Blood on the Nightgown!!!!

by Betty and Phil Suchow

Mama tells her own immigrant story, accent and all.

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