Fall 1990/5750

Susan Weidman Schneider interviews Israeli Knesset member Yael Dayan about her dreams for peace. The changing nature of women rabbis. AIDS in the Jewish community.

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Our Lives, Circa 1919

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What we can learn about life and loves of the emerging woman, circa 1919.

A Precious Moment in Chile

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Jewish college women in Chile

Tears

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A CHICKEN SIMMERS IN JULIA’S SOUP POT, THE FIRST KOSHER CHICKEN SHE HAS . EVER COOKED, THOUGH SHE IS NOT NEW TO COOKING. JULIA, HER EYES ON THE CLOCK, HER MIND ELSEWHERE, LIFTS LIDS OFF POTS CROWDING THE STOVE. VAPORS OF HONEYED CARROTS AND TOMATO SAUCE AND PARSLEYED POTATOES RISE IN HER FACE. SHE RE-COVERS THE... Read more »

Requiem for Oma Berta

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It’s not the absence of your lavender scent or lack of your voice calling me in German or your old woman’s wrinkles not therefor my finger’s trace, it’s not that all there is is the official record: resident of Heinsheim, widow of Abraham, mother of Isaak. It’s not that they took you from the house... Read more »

In A Cafe

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See the bagels fly! Hear the croissants speak! Step right up for words and action from Felder, a juggler who keeps her identity components in the air from coast to coast.

Reworking The Rabbi’s Role

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Moving beyond the traditional hierarchical relationships, women rabbis today differ from their male counterparts. Here we find out how their congregations gain, and what the costs are for the women themselves.

Yael Dayan

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Pragmatic Israeli politico Dayan talks about her dreams for peace, her famous father and her own political aspirations. Plus--our Tel Aviv correspondent Barbara Harshav and lawyer Miriam Benson update us on how Israeli women’s issues are faring right now.

Night of the Staircase

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"Night of the staircase," an Egyptian memoir by Ada Aharoni and Thea Wolf

Letters

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ABORTION, NOT THE JEWISH WAY? I would like to comment on your article “The Anti-Choice Movement: Bad News for Jews” [Summer 1990). It is bad news for Jews such as yourself and other liberals who jump on the bandwagon of every ill cause there is in this world. Jewish law on abortion posits that the life... Read more »

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