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In this issue: Jewish daughters and their African-American nannies tell stories of love and intimacy. Being the Catholic mother in a Jewish family.  Praying for protection: sexual abuse by a Jewish father. The matronymic metamorphosis: what to name your child, and the importance of a mother’s surname.  

Fighting Anti-Semitism in Switzerland

by Brigitte Sion

Brigitte Sion on facing down anti-Semitism and misogyny in thie "neutral" country.

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Praying for Protection

by Sue Willam Silverman

Spurred by Catholic boys’ charges, Sue William Silverman remembers sexual abuse by her powerful politician father and what it meant to her identity as a Jew.

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Jewish Girls and African American Nannies

Lilith asked readers to dig deep, for the first time, into these experiences. The results are stories of love and complexity. In these pages grown-up Jewish daughters begin to think through the lessons, the gratitude and the guilt of these intensely intimate dyads. We also listen to three nannies on the other side of these relationships.

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Matronymic Metamorphosis

Hyphenated surnames are yesterday’s news, Edgar Bronfman on why Jews should carry their mother’s Hebrew names in synagogue. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz decodes the female derivations of Jewish surnames—e.g., Rifkin is really "the child of Rivkah." Tamar Newberger fights to give her baby daughter her last name, not her husband’s. Debra Rubin on being a female kohen. Plus a special adaptation by Marcia Falk of the Hebrew poem "Each of Us Has a Name."

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Winter Fiction

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Noga

translated by Naomi Danis

What Israel's feminist journal thinks about "Sex and the City"

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The Outsider

by Teresa A. McMahon

Being a Catholic in temple.

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