Summer 2014

Season of Transformation

High Holidays 2014--Prepare for change with a woman's tashlich. What did Lot's wife really do? Roz Chast draws her parents; you weep.When a feminist goes to Jewish summer camp.

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Lot’s Wife

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A biblical revisioning 

The Shabbat Before Her Wedding

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She is the braid of the challah twisted between second grade bible stories and the breath of modern Israel. She is turning off the oven, placing trays of sliced meat and bowls of sectioned fruit onto the lazy Susan. She is the candle that has not yet been lit, the matches on the ledge behind... Read more »

Recounting

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A short story by Courtney Sender

A Feminist Camp Counselor Unpacks Her Baggage

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Is camp a place for exploration —or indoctrination? Maya Zinkow speaks out on sex, ritual and gender identity in Jewish summer camp. 

The Art of Ornament

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From Yemenite wedding ornaments to daring modernist designs, Israel’s creators of wearable art cross cultural divides. How did they become such boundary breakers? 

The Explosion

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The writer witnesses terrorism from her kitchen and can’t make sense of why her face is front-page news. 

Under the Covers

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What happens when her Persian father won’t let her go to college.

Hineni: Here I Am

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a spiritual recollection by Gail Hosking    

A Woman’s Tashlich

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Guided by the poems of Leah Goldberg, Malka Heifetz Tussman, and Zelda, liturgist Marcia Falk and Rabbi Susan Schnur create a new vision of spiritual turning that focuses on water...and women in conversation. 

Hear, O Israel: How My Church-Going Boyfriend Made Me a Jew

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In the flickering embers of her romance with an Episcopalian graduate student, Blicher finds Jewish praxis catching fire. How come? 

Cut Loose

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In which a seventeen-year-old struggles to live solo in New York, sent away by her ultra-Orthodox family. 

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