A flickering in the kitchen. Of course. What else did I expect? Closed my eyes; must have slept. Then—something. (Nothing.) Something Like a ghostly telephone rrringing in my head as... Read more »
A beautifully written, engaging ethnographic study, DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH: INSIDE ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWRY [Schocken Books, NY, 1992, $27.50 hardcover, $18.00 paper] might better have been subtitled “Inside Half of Ultra-Orthodox Jewry.” The... Read more »
Jewish Women’s Awareness Guide: Connections for the Second Wave of Jewish FeminismThe New Woman Collective, Biblio Press, 1992, $7.95. What is your first Jewish memory? Growing up, what messages did... Read more »
Follow My Footprints: Changing Images of Women in American Jewish FictionSylvia Barack Fishman, ed., Brandeis University Press, 1992, $45 cloth, $24.95 paper. At last, the book that begins to piece... Read more »
Her Share of the Blessings: Women’s Religions Among Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman WorldRoss Shepard Kraeiner, Oxford University Press, 1992. $24.95 What if these scenes were a part... Read more »
Out of the Depths I Call You: A Book of Prayers for the Married Jewish WomanEdited and transkited by Nina Beth Cardin. Jason Aronson. 1992, $24.95 If there is a... Read more »
Havdalah, the ritual moment when one says farewell to Sabbath and faces the week ahead, provides the theme and the symbols for helping a woman friend get through her divorce.
For campers, some questions to ask; for counselors, some terrific feminist programs and resources; for parents, a checklist of what you really need to bring on visiting day.
Adult children of Holocaust survivors talk about their yearning for intimacy in an unusual therapy group.
A reunion retrospective
The idea to fete Rachel on the eve of her wedding was not a radical one, because for many centuries Jews have celebrated hachnasat kallah or “bringing in the bride”... Read more »
Leslea Newman, whose story “A Letter to Harvey Milk” appeared in LILITH’s Fall 1988 issue, has recently received considerable attention for her children’s stories, noteworthy- independently-for their lesbian and Jewish... Read more »