Summer 1991

Five happy zealots changing the world. Depression-era microfinance by and for women. A turn-of-the-century Persian Jewish wedding.

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Buying Chickens, Paying Bills: Jewish Women’s Loan Societies


Buying chickens/paying bills? The tale of Jewish women’s loan societies and how they empowered women during the Depression. Find out where they got their money and how they gave credit to their sisters.

The Foods of Mother Russia


What the new wave of Russian immigrants may miss—cold borscht and unusual memories –is recreated here.

Spring Break. Budapest. Daughter vs. Dad


A college student returns to Hungary with her father, a Holocaust survivor, and tries to remember where their anger began.

Sexy Lyrics from the Bible


This poem corresponds to Song of Songs 5:2-6:3 Marcia Falk, the Anis Nin of biblical erotica, has composed lyric lines that are spectacularly different from standard Bible translations. Lean, raw, intoxicating, they are also suffused with Falk’s literary perfect pitch. Even her 115 pages of scholarly notes convey the crazed forgetfulness of loving. Falk’s Song... Read more »

A Wedding in Persia


A turn-of-the-century Jewish wedding in Persia is lush with ritual, intrigue and passion.

Five Women who Shake the World


Meet five happy zealots—women who have defied conventional expectations about jobs and careers. They help AIDS babies, re-think life in a nursing home, rescue political refugees from Central American, bring Yiddish music to the masses and create new ways for Jews and Arabs t connect in Israel….

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