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The Vagina Monologues

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The Rock and the God Place

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Happy Birthday, Judy!

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Be a part of the story

"If you enjoy light reading, a clear narrative arc, and action driven plot, this book might be a challenging read. However, if you like the “roaming freedom” of reading short, independent chapters that explore a myriad of complexities about what it means to be a (Jewish) woman who sees herself as “a pacifist, feminist, un-tamed, non-mainstream, different, and difficult,” you will find a worthy companion (or “comrade” as Wisenberg would say) who does not shy away from challenging conventions and assumptions." 

Read Nina Lichenstein's review of S.L. Wisenberg's "The Wandering Womb" essay collection, from our Winter 2024 issue. 📚 Link in bio.

"If you enjoy light reading, a clear narrative arc, and action driven plot, this book might be a challenging read. However, if you like the “roaming freedom” of reading short, independent chapters that explore a myriad of complexities about what it means to be a (Jewish) woman who sees herself as “a pacifist, feminist, un-tamed, non-mainstream, different, and difficult,” you will find a worthy companion (or “comrade” as Wisenberg would say) who does not shy away from challenging conventions and assumptions."

Read Nina Lichenstein`s review of S.L. Wisenberg`s "The Wandering Womb" essay collection, from our Winter 2024 issue. 📚 Link in bio.
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shabbat shalom, y'all 🌸

shabbat shalom, y`all 🌸 ...

Turning to Hiba Abu Nada's poem, "I Grant You Refuge," right now. 

Hiba Abu Nada, Palestinian poet and novelist in Gaza, wrote this on October 10th (translated by Huda Fakhreddine in Protean Magazine). The poet was killed in an Israeli airstrike on October 20th. This excerpt is a part of "Our World After Oct. 7th" in Lilith's Winter 2023-2024 Issue.

Turning to Hiba Abu Nada`s poem, "I Grant You Refuge," right now.

Hiba Abu Nada, Palestinian poet and novelist in Gaza, wrote this on October 10th (translated by Huda Fakhreddine in Protean Magazine). The poet was killed in an Israeli airstrike on October 20th. This excerpt is a part of "Our World After Oct. 7th" in Lilith`s Winter 2023-2024 Issue.
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“Grieving is a funny thing. There are stages of it, which I was reading about in a book someone lent me. I counted them like plagues at Passover. The book said it wasn’t linear. Uh-huh. Great.” 

Read Jen Douek’s powerful essay EMAILS FROM BEYOND from our Winter 2024 issue, live on Lilith.org now. And join Jen + Lilith’s executive editor @sarahmseltzer Thursday, February 29, 8-9 pm ET| 7-8 pm CT| 5-6 pm PT for a creative writing session, inspired by our Winter 2023-2024 issue. Registration information is in our Linktree!

“Grieving is a funny thing. There are stages of it, which I was reading about in a book someone lent me. I counted them like plagues at Passover. The book said it wasn’t linear. Uh-huh. Great.”

Read Jen Douek’s powerful essay EMAILS FROM BEYOND from our Winter 2024 issue, live on Lilith.org now. And join Jen + Lilith’s executive editor @sarahmseltzer Thursday, February 29, 8-9 pm ET| 7-8 pm CT| 5-6 pm PT for a creative writing session, inspired by our Winter 2023-2024 issue. Registration information is in our Linktree!
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