Fall 2017

Paradoxes of Power

Powerhouse sisters rage over women’s suffrage. Defying the rules for widows. Mother, daughter and mental illness. A non-Jewish wife finds her place at the table. One woman’s divine body.

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How a Father’s Addiction Formed a Jewish Feminist

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Was her father’s capitulation to heroin an unlikely model for her work? 

And Today…Helping Progressive Female Candidates Run for Office

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Could providing website design services help more women run for office? 

Words That Hurt

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A lawyer devoted to rescuing women, Becker finds out what their travails trigger in her own memories. 

A Family History of Mental Illness

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Tenderness, pathology and fear bind this mother and daughter. 

The Paradoxes of Power: Female Edition

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Maud Nathan and Annie Nathan Meyer were privileged and strong- willed Jewish sisters with very different views. One was a suffragist. The other founded Barnard and opposed women’s voting rights. Why? 

The Search Committee

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fiction by Naomi Myrvaagnes 

A Place at the Table

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What shifts for this non-Jewish wife, so that she rightfully claims her ritual role. 

My Body, Divinely

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Overweight. Anorexic. Miserable. Then the author discovers, with joy and after decades of struggle, how to love the skin she’s in. 

Defiance

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A young widow disobeys all the rules about what not to do when you’re swimming through sorrow. And saves herself. 

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