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Training Our Instincts Toward More Distant Compassion

Ideally, we would have infinite hours in a day to tikkun olam, help repair the world. In reality, the amount of time we set aside for this mitzvah is limited. This begs the question: where should we direct our good intentions with the finite time and energy we have? Should we focus on our local… Read more »

Jews, Women, History, Politics

I read the newspaper a lot.  I read blogs, I have a news-journal habit I can’t afford, and I listen to my roommate playing NPR in the morning.  I am into politics.  I am a Jewish feminist who is into politics.  They’re vital.  Molly Ivins used to say that people can’t afford not to be… Read more »

Hip-Hop Track about the Shoah

As promised in the pages of our (upcoming) Summer 2007 issue, here’s a chance to view the music video put out by Israeli rapper Subliminal (Koby Shimoni) and U.S. hip-hop violinist phenom Miri Ben-Ari, via their new collaborative project, the Gedenk Movement. Watch the video here. The debate has died down some, but the question… Read more »

A New Home for the Lilith Blog!

Welcome to Lilith’s re-launched blog! We’re getting cozy in this new home and are so excited about our new line-up of bloggers! (You can read all about them in “About Us.”) Don’t worry–all of our old posts are below. As ever, there are always updates, news of goings-on, and information about the magazine on our… Read more »

Women's Lives Are in Danger

The Supreme Court has voted to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and it is a sad and scary day in America (we’re having a lot of those this week). You can actually read the decision in its entirety here. The most detrimental feature of the decision from a legal perspective is likely to be the… Read more »

Rabbis, Rabbis Everywhere!

Rabbis have been in the news a lot lately–and we’re happy to share with you the thoughts of two preeminent Jewish feminist thinkers on recent issues regarding the rabbinate. Ordaining Gay Men and Women–And You Can Thank Jewish FeministsFirst, we would be severely remiss if we didn’t point out Rabbi Judith Hauptman’s amazing article, Ordaining… Read more »

Passover Best Bets for NEXT Year: Start Now

Now that Passover’s over and we’ve all crossed the sea and the desert back to our normal, hametz-eating lives, it’s time to compare notes. What worked or didn’t work this year? What new and exciting rituals, readings and recipes enhanced your seders or your holiday-at-large? Email your answers to Mel Weiss, Lilith’s blog moderator, and… Read more »

Jewish Theological Seminary to Ordain Openly Gay Students

From the JTA, Monday, March 26, 2007: ” The Jewish Theological Seminary announced Monday that it would change admission policies to accept openly gay students at its rabbinical school. Arnold Eisen, chancellor-elect of the Conservative movement’s flagship institution, made the decision after consulting with the seminary community and conducting a movement-wide survey, both of which… Read more »

The V-Word Strikes Again

So apparently, “vagina” is the new bad word at John Jay High School in New York. So bad, in fact, that you can be suspended for saying it at an open mic session, which is exactly what happened to three female students just recently. That they were performing a selection from Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”,… Read more »

No Laughing Matter?

We all know the joke about how many feminists it takes to screw in a lightbulb. (“Just one–and it’s not funny.“) You would think this stereotype might be combated by the assumption that we Jews are so inherently funny (as so many have worked so hard to prove). But I imagine in this case, feminist… Read more »

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