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

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

A Childhood without Parents

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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

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

Badges of Shame

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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

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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.

Letters

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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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