Spring 1996

Why Jewish women are choosing to be single mothers. Abortion in fact (today) and fiction (back then). Teen girl angst over four decades. Rosh Hodesh poems. 

Cover illustration by Emilya Naymark.

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Lilith Feature

Coming of Age as an Iraqi Jew in California

Lilith Feature

Jewish Single Mothers by Choice

The New Jewish Population Statistic

Lilith Feature

Poetry: Rosh Hodesh

The Ways We are

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“You Don’t Have a Daddy, You Have a Donor”


Rabbi Julie Greenberg's communications with her young daughter.

Fiction: News to Turn the World


A mother’s unexpected umpteenth pregnancy in 1917 creates an unexpected poignancy for her oldest daughter.

Young Teens Take Back the Night


YAY! The 90’s are here! All the injustices of the previous decades can be righted by learning, marching, defeating those old stereotypes—a summer camp exercise where girls and boys together fight sexism and repair the world.

“Gawjus!” (Like Barbra Streisand)


Barbra (unfixed nose & all) gave Jewish female faces, and their owners, a new self-respect. Here’s how one fan worshipped her idol.

Dating Mike Epstein


What’s the only Jewish girl in Hibbing, Minnesota gonna do for a sanctioned social life? Get shipped to Duluth for the ritual Saturday night grope.



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