Spring 2022

The Weight of the World...

Liana Finck recasts Eden • Motherhood as burden/transcendence • A ritual for moving

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Lilith Feature

After the Fall: (Re)Telling the Story of Reform Judaism

I knew this culture and its silencing all too well.

Lilith Feature

Being Chana

My conversion and my disability intersected in surprising ways.

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Poetry: New Prayer

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This is a poem of deep, complex, controlled anger ... It is also—read carefully—a poem of deep love.

PORTRAITS OF POWER: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women in the Rabbinate

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Illuminating the creativity, commitment, and vision of 24 women who were “firsts” in their time.

How to Visit

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Showing up and knowing what to do are different things.

My Mother, the Imposter

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You think you want to remember everything. But you’re wrong. You don’t.

In the Beginning…

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The cartoonist’s highly original imagining of what really went on, gender-wise, in our Edenic Creation story. Prepare yourself for the original Lilith!

Suddenly, a Refugee

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The only things I recognized were my turquoise dress and the sandals I had worn the day I went into hiding.

Undertorah: An Earth Based Kabbalah of Dreams

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Dreams do not speak from stone tablets in a voice of authority. They whisper in fragmented images, like a mosaic. They show us facets, faces, shards of the real.

Moving: A Ritual

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How to address the imminent transition of a woman in her 70’s, living on her own, choosing to move out of the permanence and stability of her own home, opting for change?

Mama Lives On

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The story of Sydney Taylor, author of the beloved All-of-a-Kind-Family stories.

mother body erasure identity

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"Striving to bring a voice to the sense of erasure that we experience on our bodies and identities in the name of love."

From the Editor: Unmute Yourself!

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The pandemic’s persistent, complicated uncertainties and losses douse any confidence we might have had in planning ahead...And yet, despite these disorienting forces, I’ve felt grounded in some provocative conversations, in a good way.

Fiction: The Taste of Mango

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Nadia noticed that Ellie added a page that had something to do with Russia to her bookmarks. Was this a sign of a new understanding between them? Now in Australia, a Russian Jew looks back both at the anti-Semitism that chased her from her natal land and the long-ago love for its soil that perfumes some of her naive, hope- soaked memories.

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