Lilith FeatureA Foretaste of the Prayer Book to Come
Excerpts from Marcia Falk's complete alternative feminist prayer book (with prayers re-written in both English and Hebrew)
A college student pays a call on the novelist who practically invented guilt-free sex, and talk to her about mothers, daughters and Jewish men.
THE JEWS OF MEDIEVAL FRANCE: THE COMMUNITY OF CHAMPAGNE by Emily Taitz [Greenwood Press] $59.95 Extraordinary rabbinic literary talents— that continue to impact upon Jewish lives today—blossomed in the Jewish... Read more »
WHEN A GRANDPARENT DIES: A KID’S OWN REMEMBERING WORKBOOK FOR DEALING WITH SHIVA AND THE YEAR BEYOND by Nechama Liss-Levinson [Jewish Lights Publishing], $14.95 hardcover An intelligent, realistic, therapeutic book... Read more »
COMMON SENSE AND A LITTLE FIRE: WOMEN AND WORKING CLASSS POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1900-1965, by Annalise Orleck [University of North Carolina Press], $39.95 hardcover, $15.95 paper The four... Read more »
GENDER AND THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT: THE POLITICS OF WOMEN’S RESISTANCE by Simona Sharoni [Syracuse University Press], $29.95 hardcover; $14.95 paper When author Simona Sharoni was asked for her opinion... Read more »
JEWISH AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCEBOOK by Ann Shapiro, Sara Horowitz, Ellen Schiff and Miriyam Glazer [Greenwood Press], $89.50 (yes, it’s expensive) Move over Roth, Malamud, and Bellow... Read more »
A BREATH OF LIFE: FEMINISM IN THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY by Sylvia Barack Fishman [Free Press], $22.95 Question: What’s been the single most revitalizing factor in the last two decades... Read more »
MAKING STORIES, MAKING SELVES: FEMINIST REFLECTIONS ON THE HOLOCAUST by R. Ruth Linden [Ohio State University Press], $39.50 hardcover; $14.95 paper This very feminist book, by a post positivist ethnographer,... Read more »
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, in her wonderful and fresh new book, She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of a Renewed Judaism [HarperSanFrancisco], recalls the steps she took (so familiar to... Read more »
Two of Lilith’s editors, Faye Moskowitz (fiction) and Alicia Ostriker (poetry), have recently authored new books. Her Face In The Mirror: Jewish Women on Mothers and Daughters [Beacon Press], edited... Read more »
Who was Manya Wilbusevitz Shohat, and why didn’t we know before this that she rode wild horses, smuggled arms to Russian revolutionaries, insisted on teaching Arabic to Zionists, and invented the kibbutz?
When Margy, one of the women in our Rosh Hodesh group, shared with us that she had breast cancer and had decided on a bilateral mastectomy, our group gathered together to create... Read more »
One partner:How fineyour are, my love,how fine you are. The other partner:How fineare you, my love,what joy is ours. Together:Of all pleasure,how sweetis the taste of love.
Recalling the generations. I wrap myself in the talit. May my mind be clear. my spirit open as I envelop myself in prayer.
Sleep descending, on my lids, on my limbs, I call to mind the gifts of the day— the gift of this day— and give thanks.
What happens when the Catholic Church cancels out a Jewish-Jewish marriage? Here are the travails of Jewish women whose ex-husbands have decided to remarry Catholic women.
A vivid—-and rare—-autobiographical portrait of Jewish girls’ school days 165 years ago, at the dawning of the Enlightenment. Wengeroff’s story, according to scholar Shulamit Magnus, represents the first time a major epoch of Jewish history is refracted through a female lens. Plus...Susan Schnur on gendered Jewish history, telling us that loss characterized Jewish modernity for women—-but not for men.
Roots and Branches Theater, creatively combining the talents of Manhattan’s elderly community with that of NYU undergraduates from Tisch School of the Arts, gives old people back their voices. Based... Read more »