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Category: Nothing New Under the Sun

News is almost never new. In this column, Lilith sees the issues and subjects of its earlier reporting back in the headlines.

Link Roundup: Breast Cancer Awareness

Everyday, we come across interesting articles and wonderful resources for Jewish feminists. Now we are bringing them directly to you in a new feature of the Lilith blog, our weekly Link Roundup. Each week we’ll post highlights from around the web.

Nothing New Under The Sun:It's a Nobel Kinda Day

The dust is starting to settle after the annual flurry surrounding the awarding of Nobel Prizes. From the Medicine award for IVF (we’ve written about that!), to noting the blatant absence of women among the winners, this year gave us lots to think about. The literature prize, especially, put us in mind to re-visit Evelyn Torton Beck’s sharp-as-a-tack 1979 review of I. B. Singer’s Misogyny.

Nothing New Under the Sun: The Enduring Fight for Abortion Rights

Whoa! What a buzz is in the air already this election season! When Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the New York State primaries fell into our hands, it reminded us of a few articles from Lilith’s long history of rigorous reporting on the state of pro-choice politics. For just one example, have a look at editor in chief Susan Weidman Schneider’s 1990 piece, “The Anti-Choice Movement: Bad News for Jews.”

Nothing New Under the Sun: In Ruth Gruber’s Own Powerful Words

What Lilith publishes really has legs! Just look! Check out this item from today’s news, and then read what Lilith said earlier on this very subject. A British soldier led me down a flight of slippery stairs into the prison cage, into which hundreds of half-naked men, women and children were wedged. It was a… Read more »

Nothing New Under the Sun: Mmmm… Delicious!

What Lilith publishes really has legs! Just look! Check out this item from today’s news, and then read what Lilith said earlier on this very subject. “Men eat meat, women eat chocolate”—at least, that’s what Riddhi Shah writes at salon.com this week. But what happens when the already complex relationship between food and gender is… Read more »

Nothing New Under the Sun: The Body Politic

What Lilith publishes really has legs! Just look! Check out this item from today’s news, and then read what Lilith said earlier on this very subject. ABC’s new family drama, HUGE, has sparked some great out-of-the-box conversations about representations of the body in the mainstream media. As Ginia Bellafante writes in this week’s New York… Read more »

Nothing New Under the Sun: Now with More Shakespeare!

What Lilith publishes really has legs! Just look! Check out this item from today’s news, and then read what Lilith said earlier on this very subject. “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another,” quoth he—Hamlet, that is. But who gave Hamlet his face? Michael Posen raises the question this week in… Read more »

Nothing New Under the Sun: Women in the Domestic Workplace

What Lilith publishes really has legs! Just look! Check out this item from today’s news, and then read what Lilith said earlier on this very subject. In this New York Times article from June 2, 2010, “For Nannies, Hope for Workplace Protection,” Russ Buettner reports on workplace rights for domestic workers in New York. For… Read more »

Introducing Nothing New Under the Sun

Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing all that new in the news. Many of the subjects Lilith has tackled–in more than 30 years of reporting on Jewish women’s issues–continue to appear and reappear in the headlines long after you heard it here first. So…tapping into these “firsts,” we’re bringing you this new column on The… Read more »