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In this issue: How Jewish women answer the calls of paganism, witchcraft and pre-Judaic female symbols.  Lilith discusses Palestinian women working for peace and what their hopes are. Susan Weidman Schneider highlights feminist philanthropists putting tzedakah where their personal politics are. A photo essay of how women in present-day Turkey honor their Sephardi heritage.

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When the Goddess Calls

by Rahel Musleah

As Jews we’ve been taught to shun paganism, amulets, and "false" gods. But what about the pull of goddess imagery, witches, and pre-Judaic earth-centered female symbols that call to such women as Margo Adler, Starhawk and ...maybe you?

Feminist Philanthropy

by Susan Weidman Schneider

All charitable giving intends to change the world. But the female philanthropists profiled here really want to shake things up, and they’re putting their tzedakah right where their personal politics are.

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Palestinian Women at the Crossroads of Mideast Peace

by Amy Avagar

After last season’s historic handshake, and press coverage of Middle Eastern men, Lilith asks: Who are the Palestinian women working for peace? What are their hopes?

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Transmitting the Heritage

by Audrey Daniel

A bowl of oil, specials foods, and ancient rites. In present-day Istanbul and Izmir, women from Sephardi families still honor their past.

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Sodom

by Lori Ubell

Lot’s daughter tells her autobiographical tale of Sodom—-one that is clarifying, frightening and courageous.

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Tsholnt

by Jeffrey Shandler

A taste of another world

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