Summer 2019

Addiction

Jewish women and addiction. 1960s & 70s feminism roars back, trendy again. Transforming Jewish life in small-town Maine. Choosing to be Jewish--thus feeling perpetually "the stranger." Food writing by women that changes the entire culture. She redefines the meaning of Jewish art.

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Addiction: Jewish Women Caught In The Crisis

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The Foremothers of Food Memoirs

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Feeling Stuck? Try This

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Amy Rose Spiegel's book No One Does It Like You lists 77 affirmations for millenial women—here are a few of Lilith's favorites. 

I Don’t Want to Meditate. I Want to Pray.

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A surprising later-in-life conversion.

What the Periphery Can Teach the Center

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Thanks largely to visionary and energetic women, vibrant community in rural Maine rises up 185 miles from the nearest kosher supermarket. Here’s how.

From M.D. to Baker, Beth Ricanati’s Memoir of Challah

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"When I started baking challah, I was stressed and unhealthy, as both a doctor and a mom. By making challah, I was able to reclaim some sense of self." 

The Avant-Garde Artists She Hangs on the Walls

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"When people come in here expecting to see old-fashioned Jewish art, they are taken aback.”

Run to Them: A Poem by Desiree O’Clair

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I ran so fast, I couldn’t look over my shoulder. I ran so fast, I didn’t feel my legs. I ran so fast, the child clinging to my hip thought we, like birds, were flying. I ran so fast I out-ran my fear. When we reached the sea, I just kept running. We were running... Read more »

Women and Addiction: The Pop-Culture Parallels

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Lilith tracks famous Jewish women who have spoken up about their struggles with addiction. 

Making Parties Accessible for Those Staying Sober

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Life lessons from the mythological Lilith. Betty Friedan on her feminine mystique & being Jewish. Those thorny Jewish women's organizations.

Second Wave Feminism Comes Crashing Back

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Animating it all: anger. The anger of invention, and diagnosis, and unchartered territory.

Fiction: Little Hen

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In those weeks of waxing darkness, I worked at Anna’s side, my fingers mimicking hers. We sat in the kitchen of my aunt’s place. I told Anna of my first days in the city, five years before. Of the time, for instance, my aunt had sent me for chickens and I came back empty-handed, crying into my elbow like a... Read more »

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