A biblical revisioning
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.Table of contents Get the issue
A biblical revisioning
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... Read more »
A short story by Courtney Sender
In April, Hillel of Columbia University and Barnard College hosted its first-ever Jewish Feminism week, organized by the non-denominational group Jewish Women on Campus. The group also organized a campaign... Read more »
Is camp a place for exploration —or indoctrination? Maya Zinkow speaks out on sex, ritual and gender identity in Jewish summer camp.
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 writer witnesses terrorism from her kitchen and can’t make sense of why her face is front-page news.
What happens when her Persian father won’t let her go to college.
a spiritual recollection by Gail Hosking
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.
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek famously criticized the way fat-free chocolate and decaf coffee have allowed us to rid ourselves of our guilt in today’s consumerist culture. Israeli author Orly Castel-Bloom... Read more »
I read Panic in a Suitcase, the debut novel by Yelena Akhtiorskaya, by the ocean. At Brighton Beach, in fact—the fertile backdrop for this chaotic family saga. Reading the story... Read more »
Calling Roz Chast’s new book a tearjerker would be silly. The graphic memoir will evoke noises from you that a normal crying person would not make: low moans, ragged breathing.... Read more »
When twenty-five-year-old Shani Boianjiu served as an infantry instructor in the Israel Defense Forces, her job occasionally involved having to touch other soldiers—teaching her students how to hold a gun... Read more »
Four new collections of poetry by Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, Alicia Ostriker, and Maxine Kumin demonstrate how powerful Jewish feminism is in the consciousness of American poetry. Ellen Bass, co-editor... Read more »
In the flickering embers of her romance with an Episcopalian graduate student, Blicher finds Jewish praxis catching fire. How come?
Your resource guide.
In which a seventeen-year-old struggles to live solo in New York, sent away by her ultra-Orthodox family.
Hilary Green-Lerman, a 25-year-old computational biochemist, shares hard-won wisdom.
When I think back on my Orthodox high school Jewish education, the majority of what I can remember has to do with the laws of modesty. One year my Jewish... Read more »
“Zero Motivation” is a new and delightfully poignant Israeli film that zings myths of women’s equal participation in the Israeli army, with frank humor and staple guns to battle the military’s bureaucracy... Read more »
For Annette Ezekiel Kogan, founder, vocalist and accordionist of the punk klezmer band Golem, being the female bandleader of an all-male band is a complicated balancing act. “I feel like... Read more »
Gloria Steinem, who just celebrated her 80th birthday, wrote to congratulate Lilith a few years ago on one of our own landmark anniversaries. She praised the magazine for doing its... Read more »