Lilith FeatureEco-Ushpizin: Women Take On The Environment
A Sukkot Invitation
Seven eco-revolutionaries—farmer, lawyer, veggie pioneer, and more. Hasidic bride walks down the aisle numb. Mother and daughter on wearing tfillin. The Israeli army in a feminist comic.Table of contents Get the issue
A true-life comic about a young and lonely American in the Israeli army.
Making Trouble, a documentary film about Jewish women comedians, showcases Sophie Tucker, Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein, all of whom defied cultural expectations, changed... Read more »
Rifke: An Improbable Life by Rosalie Wise Sharp (ECW Press, $19.95) may belong to the rags-to-riches genre, but this engaging memoir would be more accurately described as shtetl-to-Four Seasons. The... Read more »
Pioneer underground cartoonist Sharon Rudahl left comics early, putting her work on the back burner while raising and home-schooling a family. But her simmering pot has cooked to perfection and... Read more »
French Seduction: An American’s Encounter with France, Her Father, and the Holocaust (Carroll & Graf, $23.95) is feminist art historian Eunice Lipton’s passionate attempt to reconcile opposing characteristics in French... Read more »
There is much talk these days about the loss of Jewish identity or the re-imagining thereof. Two new books — Melanie Kaye/ Kantrowitz’s The Colors of Jews (Indiana University Press,... Read more »
Sara Paretsky, author of 14 mysteries featuring V.I. Warshawski, is credited for transforming the genre of hardboiled detective fiction with her feminist heroine. In her fiction, Paretsky has tackled such... Read more »
For most of us, tikkun olam, repairing the world, is only a small part of our busy, complicated lives. Not so for Marisa Handler. Her memoir, Loyal to the Sky... Read more »
In his introduction to Ruth Gruber’s Witness: One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells her Story (Schocken Books, $27.50), former U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke describes Gruber’s life... Read more »
Poetry After Auschwitz: Remembering What One Never Knew (Indiana University Press, $24.95) is something of a departure for Susan Gubar, best known as a pioneering feminist critic whose notable works... Read more »
Anya Ulinich’s debut novel, Petropolis (Viking, $24.95) takes its title from an Osip Mandelstam poem mourning the fall of Petrograd: “O, if you are a star, Petropolis, your city… is... Read more »
In The Zookeeper’s Wife (W.W. Norton, $23.95), Diane Ackerman reveals the savage world created by Nazi Germany — a world that promoted conservation and animal rights while justifying the murder... Read more »
Hunger makes me an old woman.It is so much workstanding, sitting. This prayer book is too heavy.I don’t look up from it. The jointspalsy, they are becoming spirit. My sins... Read more »
The words told me nothingI could understand.The melody tugged into paths I could losemy way on. I fingeredthe deep blue of my father’s jacket.High on a stage a manstood alone,... Read more »
Why a Brooklyn girl of the 60's jubilantly smuggles Herman Hesse into her parents' Orthodox home.
Editor of “The Jew and the Carrot” (www.jcarrot.org), the “ front page and voice of the emerging Jewish food movement,” a project of Hazon (www.hazon.org).
Lifelong Volunteer, She Brings Eco-Consciousness To Synagogues
Director Of The Teva Learning Center, She Teaches Judaism Through The Lens of Nature.
Writer, Public Speaker, The Brains Behind Micah Publications (www.micahbooks.com.), The Source For Jewish Vegetarian And Animal rights Books
Not long ago, my father died — he was a frugal, modest guy — and I came into some money. Woo. I needed to think about what to do with this... Read more »
Across The Pond In Israel, She defends Air And Water
With husband Pablo, she runs Stoney Lonesome Farm and its “eat local” CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Program) on 91 acres in Gainesville, Virginia.
Celebrating nearly 30 years of charting Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, clairvoyance, subversion, and tenderness, Lilith has created a stunning exhibition featuring the fresh ideas and germinal writers this... Read more »
Lilith magazine, the print “salon” for Jewish women’s conversations for nearly three decades, is now extending the excitement of Lilith into real-time talk. A Lilith salon is more free-flowing than... Read more »
The award-winning Israeli novelist re-visions Jerusalem.
Walk with Lax down the aisle. She recounts how she became a bride: numb to the core, observing in minute detail the joy around her that she cannot reach.
You’ve seen the Frédéric Brenner photograph. Now catch a mother-daughter pair telling how they got into it.
Henrietta Szold (1860-1945) is best known for founding Hadassah, the largest Jewish organization in American history. However, her early accomplishments breaking gender barriers in turn-of-the-century America are equally notable. Her... Read more »
The click of the lock was audible. I was locked in a synagogue in Germany, and there was no way out. My heart raced. I had come there to pray... Read more »
“It turns out that we Jewish women have been the ones to wait the longest to have our babies. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey, more than half... Read more »
Catherine Orenstein, an author, activist and occasional op-ed page contributor herself, has been training women at universities, foundations and corporations to write essays and get them published… “Women tend to... Read more »
“While I sense anticipation among the women, I feel a slight — if not apprehension, then perhaps nervousness — among the men,” With these words, seemingly only half in jest,... Read more »
Sara Hurwitz, 30, is the religious mentor at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York. The paid position was created by the synagogue’s rabbi, Avi Weiss, to empower women in... Read more »
“Good Talk Makes Trouble Early on in our Lilith salon in Princeton, we explored social-change activism and what issues we as women might take on. The salon — a group... Read more »
Israel has decided to reach out to young male tourists by publishing images of semi-clad female former soldiers in the American men’s magazine, Maxim. The pictures are part of a... Read more »
In the elevator of Lilith’s office building, news is perpetually flashed at us on a small TV screen, just in case we might be tempted to say hello to our... Read more »