motivation essay purchase research papers a rose for emily essay topics profile paper example it dissertation cloning essay harriet tubman essay stress management research paper

Fall 1976

In this issue: Life lessons from the mythological Betty Friedan on the not-so subtle connections between the feminine mystique and Judaism. Why Jewish men fear the women’s movement. Holy cow—a meditation on those sacred cows: Jewish women’s organizations.

Table of contents Get the issue

In This Issue

More Articles

Sort by: Features | From the Editor | Voices | Reviews | Happening | All

Beyond the Valley of The Shmattes

feature

We must evaluate where our women’s organizations are heading, competing with each other for membership while they’re relegated to housekeeping for the Jewish community.

A Woman’s Wrath

feature

A truer picture than "Fiddler on the Roof" of what shtetl life was like for women - a new translation from the work of the great Yiddish storyteller.

The Wedding

feature

Never attend a wedding without/ an escort no matter/ who he is or what he's/ really like just/ make certain he is/ wearing a jacket and slacks/ and a clean shirt and an/ appropriate tie.

American Jewish Men: Fear of Feminism

feature

Why Jewish men fear the women's movement and why they must face the issues it raises.

The High Price of “Failure”

feature

If a Jewish woman is not allowed to be more successful than her husband, what does she do if he’s not successful at all?

Ms. Lot

feature

What kind of father is that, or husband?/ He offered us to those men. They didn't want women./ Mother always used to say:/ Some normal man will come along and need you.

Women’s Liberation & Jewish Law

feature

"My belief in the perfect God does not allow me to think that the Lord would favor one sex over the other in any area of life."

Marjorie Morningstar Revisited

feature

A deft demolition of the mythic warning in this 1950’s blockbuster novel: that without the virginity of the Jewish woman, the House of Israel will crumble.

The Lilith Question

feature

The demonic Lilith overshadowed the original independent Lilith in all subsequent legends to the point where the name Lilith engendered only the association of demon/witch. It is this demonic image which has both reflected and shaped men's thoughts and feelings about women for generations. But the time for reassessment of the Lilith myth has arrived.

Back Issues

image of cover of magazine for Fall 2021 Fall 2021
image of cover of magazine for Summer 2021 Summer 2021
image of cover of magazine for Spring 2021 Spring 2021
image of cover of magazine for Winter 2020-21 Winter 2020-21