Summer 1990

The anti-Semitism behind anti-abortion rhetoric. Chilean poet Marjorie Agosin on the evils Latin American Jewish women face. New rituals for divorce, miscarriage and more.

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Beyond Belly Joy: Weddings For The Socially Responsible


For everyone who's ever wondered if Jewish weddings have to be "that way"… Shoshana Jedwab takes us "Beyond 'Belly Joy.' "

Reconsidering “Ms. Daisy”


“Driving Miss Daisy!’ a skillfully made and beautifully performed movie, is essentially a feel-good film about our most searing problem: race relations. Who wouldn’t wish that current tensions between Jews... Read more »

T.V. Men: Wimps Or What


It’s a bad year for Jewish men. As portrayed on prime-time television this season, they’re a bunch of nice nebbishes. From Miles Silverberg, “Murphy Brown”‘s insecure producer, to contentedly neurotic... Read more »

…And An Anthropologist Says…


One of the things that strikes me powerfully about these two rituals — and these rituals are deeply moving to me — is how different they are from rituals that... Read more »

A Midwife’s Kaddish


The first time I became pregnant my husband and I were living in a Native American fishing village. Scott, a physician, was serving a two-year stint with the Indian Health Service,... Read more »

The New Improved Jewish Divorce: Hers/His


When the phone rang with the news that my get (Jewish divorce) ceremony could take place the following day, I was ready. My civil divorce had come through several days... Read more »

On the Path To Power: Women Decode the Talmud in Their Own Style


A chronicle of one woman’s year in Jerusalem and her quest for a female model for learning and teaching. I had been hearing stories of the Orthodox Talmud teacher Malke... Read more »

Marjorie Agosin: A Woman, A Jew and A Chilean


The evils Latin American Jewish women confront are inexpressibly different from what scares or angers us in Los Angeles, Tulsa or New York. Agosin, a poet and scholar, tries to tell us about the demons her women face.

The Anti-Choice Movement: Bad News For Jews


What are the anti-Semitic roots of the current anti-abortion rhetoric? We may have more to lose than our right to choose.



DEENA’S ‘FEMINIST’ RETELLING I was repelled by Deena Metzger’s so-called “feminist” retelling of the biblical story of Dinah, our foremother. I thought it was sexists who turned rape stories into... Read more »

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