Lilith FeatureJewish Daughters and Fathers
From Silence to Speech
Launching our new column on the latest feminist academic advances are quick takes on what "gay" means to Israeli life, the gender of literature and other juicy items from the hallowed halls.
Tomorrow, God Willing: Self-Made Destinies in CairoBy Unni Wikan University of Chicago, $50, $17.95 paper What began as a thesis topic in the late 1960s has now spanned a career:... Read more »
Three Mothers, Three Daughters: Palestinian Women’s StoriesMichael Gorkin and Rafiqa Othman University of California Press, $25 Michael Gorkin (a Jewish anthropologist) met Rafiqa Othman (an unmanied Palestinian woman) while looking... Read more »
Food for Our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists Edited by Joanna Kadi South End Press, $16 In a deeply personal compilation of essays and poetry, these (primarily) American... Read more »
In the years between college and careers, childhood and childbearing, 20-something Jews are slipping through the cracks—-and no one seems to care. Here’s how to help them hang on.
We asked child-reviewers what they thought about this year’s crop of “girl books” and others; then we asked their parents to explain.
Why Jewish families are so desperate to hide it, and why women may be more at risk.
Faye Kellerstein on how, despite sexist strictures, an Orthodox daughter becomes her father’s voice.
Sarah Cooper moves past a dad’s nastiness to understand that she can honor him and still be true to herself.
Gail Todd reconstructs her father’s lost world, cracking the silence a pogrom begat.
A feminist? A Jew? A mother? A professional? We asked our former interns (aged 23 to 40) to talk about Life after LILITH, what happens to the identity puzzle when “none of the edges match.”
For years the Jews at San Francisco State University had wrangled with “rival” groups— sizeable, outspoken and often hostile Palestinian and African-American populations. So when Laurie Zoloth-Dorfman arrived this year as... Read more »
On May 11, the Nozyk synagogue in Warsaw was abuzz. More than 40 Jewish men huddled in groups, voicing animated opinions, struggling to maintain a whisper. Two authoritative figures guarded... Read more »
Beth Corning—dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Coming Dances & Company— has recently found herself addressing issues of Jewish identity. She’s unsure if the motivation is a sudden need for... Read more »