Winter 1976-1977

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


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... Read more »

Electra the Maccabee


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


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


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

An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Phyllis Chesler


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


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

The Locked Cabinet


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

Ten Women Tell… The Ways We Are


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?



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... Read more »

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