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Fall 1989/5750

Why enter politics now? A child survivor of the Holocaust remakes the doll the Nazis took from her. Bible women in three new moral tales. Adult bat mitzvah. Mothering an autistic daughter.

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Naches of a Different Sort: Raising an Autistic Child


The mother of an autistic daughter adjusts her expectations of naches.

A Childhood without Parents


The sorrows, dislocations and unexpected sources of strength in a girl whose father leaves her in an orphanage 

We’ll Never Read The Bible The Same Way Again


A chilling look at Biblical figures via three new midrashim, or moral tales.

Badges of Shame


The remarkable authentic dolls of Trudie Strobel tell the story of Jewish women’s restrictive clothing through the ages; Susan Schnur tells Strobel’s story--of healing.

At the Center of the Storm: Jewish Women in Politics Talk about the Issues


What draws Jewish women into politics? And how can they raise the money to win? Plus a list of what needs to be done right now on the issues we care about.



ARE JEWISH FAMILIES DIFFERENT? Re your interview with Olga Silverstein [“Jewish Families are Different;’ Spring 1989]: Was it concerned with families who are Jewish within a certain milieu, i.e. middle to upper-middle class New Yorkers, in order to make certain “therapeutic” assumptions? Surely having a grasp on the ethnic/cultural background of a family is necessary... Read more »

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