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Summer 2003

Sexism in science.  The invigorating last days of Miami’s Lido Spa. A new contract actually celebrates your Jewish marriage. Healing after terror.  Lilith’s fiction contest winner.

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Arubah

A Pledge of sweet partnering

Lilith Feature

Guiding Spirits

Since Eve, women have been spiritual seekers. Some are now pathfinders as well.

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Rabbi Julie, Take One

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A 26-year-old rabbinical student faces the facts.  She's young.  She's inexperienced.  She can't figure out how to dress the part.  But she's gotta be the Rabbi (that's with a capital "R") anyway.

Cracking the Stained – Glass Ceiling

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Senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel, the Beverly Hills Reform congregation, the first woman rabbi to hold such a position in a major metropolitan city. Rabbi Laura Geller did not ascend to the position step by step, moving up the ladder from smaller congregations. In 1994, she shattered the “stained-glass ceiling”—the de facto barrier to a woman serving a... Read more »

How to be a Jewish Witch

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I’m a nice Jewish girl who grew up to be a Witch,” says I Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and other books. JL “My father was a Communist who died when I was five, and although my mother’s real religion was psychology, she never lost her Jewish identity and her attachment to Judaism. We lived in Los Angeles, in... Read more »

Singing People through the Narrows, Like Miriam

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Musician, songwriter and performer Debbie Friedman’s music has become part of the canon in a tradition that takes music seriously. Her music teaches the Hebrew alphabet, introduces overlooked women in the Bible, and gives fresh meaning to old holidays. “The level of women’s sensitivity and the way we relate to each other has affected the world. For... Read more »

The JewBu Bubbe

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In the mid-1970s, Sylvia Boorstein, author of That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and Passionate Buddhist, was a practicing psychotherapist, wife, and mother of four children. Her life was excellent, and yet she wasn’t at peace. In fact, the more abundant her blessings, the more frightened she became that something, sooner or... Read more »

Healing Through the Dark Emotions

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Self-help instructions to stifle rage, terror and sadness deny us the chance to survive these feelings robustly. A psychotherapist hints at what we can garner from the gloom.

Moving on

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When we recite the Yizkor memorial service, we’re really paying attention to our own tiny, ephemeral moment in history.

Strange Family

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On Friday nights Bubby drags three over-stuffed chairslike they were sacks of grain or sandacross the balding green carpet;she serves supper on Deputy Dawgand Yogi Bear folding tray tables. This strange family, an elderly man and woman,tiny as sparrows, and an oversized girlwatch Star Trek reruns followed by Dance Fever.For once Bubby sits while they... Read more »

Journey Out of Europe

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If there’s a sound she remembers, it’s the creaking of the rope as she walked across the ramp of the ship floorboards of the entire floating slum the groaning of a dozen sick men leaning precarious over the rails their vomit flicking the sides of the portholes the women, too busy— with crying children or... Read more »

Who Was Wise

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Winner of Lilith's fiction contest.

The Path to Loving Relationships

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Five Dramatically Divergent Directions

My Grandmother’s Song

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We were girls, said my grandmother We went to the river with our laundry we beat it on the stones, washing it clean, and then we spread it on the wide grey boulders to dry. We were laughing, said my grandmother all of us girls together unmarried and mostly unafraid, although of course as Jews... Read more »

Triangle Factory

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Hook and eye, a girl is cut from a shirtwaist, sewn up at the lids and temples, pulled like thread through muslin through the workweek. The earliest children are caught at her feet in knots and dismissed without pay, or piled under halves of woolen coats while the inspectors look the crime scene the other... Read more »

The Time of their Lives

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Roth’s peripatetic camera invited us to share the fun of the seventy-, eighty-, and ninety-something women gathering in Miami for the last days of the Lido spa.

Credit for Demystifying DNA Denies One Woman’s Role

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Scientist Esther Braun Sparberg on sexism in science, 50 years after Rosalind Franklin helped discover DNA.

7 AM at the Western Wall

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7 AM at the Wall the men eddy and swirl,wearing their prayers on their sleeves.Angry old men with long beardsshout against the wallas if it were a donkeyblocking the road. 7 AM at the Wall the womenrock and sway in heavy black shoesmoving their lips to silent music.Tired old women kiss the wallas if it... Read more »

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