Winter 1976/77

Ten Jewish women who changed their lives because of feminism. UJA's Young Leadership Cabinet as a men’s club. Phyllis Chesler on crazy women. A ceremony to welcome your newborn Jewish daughter.

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For My Son, Jonathan

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White ice lined the streets today, whipped me clean and cold in my bones. I went out to buy meat to make you a pot roast with carrots and onions in thick brown sauce. I wanted to feel that you and I are family enough for a proper meal.  

Electra the Maccabee

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At last! In a field dominated by stereotyped sex roles, a Jewish kids’ story with a girl for a hero. In the town and the time of the Maccabees, Electra shows her family what it means to be Jewish.

Beating Patriarchy At Its Own Game

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The only weapons Rebekah, our powerless foremother, had were manipulation, deceit—and a determination to win for her son. With "Who Are Our Models" by Gloria Och.

The Passion of Lilith

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Lilith Magazine previews a book-length poem offering a whole new mythology for Jewish women.

An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Phyllis Chesler

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The feminist theoretician, psychologist and author of Women and Madness talks with Aviva Cantor Zuckoff about how powerless and dependent Jewish women in America and Israel are... anti-Semitism.. how feminists deal with God and patriarchy... the way the Jewish family has not saved the Jews... Israel as a model for feminism…and much more...

Ceremonial Welcoming for a Newborn Jewish Daughter

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

The Locked Cabinet

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The United Jewish Appeal’s men-only Young Leadership Cabinet decides whether to admit women.

Ten Women Tell… The Ways We Are

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Ten Jewish women, differing in age, background and lifestyle, respond to the question—What choices and changes have you made to live your life as a Jewish feminist?

Letters

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Dear Editors: As a Jewish woman who has long struggled with the images, both internalized and external, of my heritage, I would like to convey my congratulations and gratitude for your venture. by Nan Holstein Hecht, San Francisco, Cal. Dear Editors: I enjoyed your premiere issue so much that I want to send a subscription... Read more »

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