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Spring 2021

Will the Earth Forgive Us?

All things periods • Patriarchy, race and the Cosmos • Ecofeminists answer urgent questions • A sex therapist loses (and finds!) her orgasms in shul • The Jewish Jane Austen

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Menstrual Blood, in Terror and Glory

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How a Sex Therapist Misplaced Her Orgasms in Synagogue. Then Found Them There.

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Will the Earth Forgive Us?

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“Where the Hell Have I Been?”

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Rabbi Jennie Rosenn on Eco-Feminism.

“Judaism is Ecological at its Heart”

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Rabbi Ellen Bernstein links Judaism and the land to answer questions more urgent now than ever.

Jewish Ecofeminism through Time

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A Lilith timeline of Jewish ecofeminist vigor, hard work and radical ideas.

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder

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A “nature novice” embraces the wisdom of birdwatching.

My Scarlet Summer

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The period that lasted, and lasted, as the weeks rolled on.

Talking All Things Periods with Anita Diamant & Emilia Diamant

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The Red Tent author and her daughter get real.

Fiction: This Has Been Declared an Unlawful Assembly

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THE CITY WAS burning and I had my first period cramps in a year. At first I had thought it was anxiety—death in the streets, cases piling up at the hospital—then I thought perhaps gas, as I do have a relatively delicate stomach. But no, pure uterine pain. Small flecks of blood in the toilet... Read more »

From the Cosmos to the Patriarchy

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As a Black Jewish person who was socially assigned female at birth, I wasn’t supposed to become a theoretical physicist. Jewish women are familiar with this phenomenon, after having been locked out of the rabbinate for centuries. While theoretical physicists, like Rabbis, get to think about exciting questions regarding the origins of spacetime, gatekeeping impacts who... Read more »

The Jewish Jane Austen Whose Novels Were Almost Forgotten

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Emma Wolf took on assimilation and identity before American Jews were even talking about it.

Poetry: Bubbeh in Shul

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in a cream colored Chanel suit she got at Loehmann’s licks a crooked finger turns a slim page in a prayer book with a busted binding. I never knew her more still than she was in temple no one, not even God calling her name. At home she watched Days of Our Lives while ironing... Read more »

Fiction: My Daughter’s Boyfriends

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“Is it true?” I ask her. “Would you really kill yourself if Owen left you?” She nods solemnly. I fight the urge to call the police, her father, my husband.

Fiction: Still Life

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When he didn’t answer, Ida took her cart and gently, just a touch really, pushed it against the back of his knees. It was barely a tap. But the shmendrick started screaming. "What’s wrong with you, you crazy old woman?!”

Can I Be Angry?

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