Winter 1988-1989

Feminists breaking into Jewish scholarship. Frank talk about AIDS education. Spy wives take the heat—from Ethel Rosenberg to Annie Pollard.

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In Grandma’s House


The secret cupboards and crannies—-and the secret habits—-that exert their magical pull on every visit.



When a feminist psychotherapist faces her own Jewish identity as she treats Jewish patients.

The New Power of Palestinian Women


More than twenty years of occupation and a year of the uprising in Israel have helped the women of the West Bank shake off some patriarchal yokes even as they are trying to shake loose politically.

A Weary Optimist on Peace Dialogues


Warily and wearily, a Jerusalem-born American Zionist reveals the details of a decade of one-on-one dialogue with Palestinian, Egyptian, and other Arab women.

The Rituals of Death


A group of women take on the ritual responsibilities of preparing women’s bodies for burial according to Jewish law and custom. Why, what they did, and how the experience changed them.



1. Deadstillness over droughtlands. Parched, the heart of the matter. Panic among smaller animals used to licking water from cool stones. Over the great farms, a burning-glass one-eyed and wild as a jack, the com snatched in a single afternoon of the one-eyed jack’s impassive stare. And in that other country of choices made by... Read more »

Our True Legacy: Radical Jewish Women in America


Finding role models—-from the turn of the century to last week—-in Jewish women who have tried to change the world.

Lines of Communication


JEW-BY-CHOICE RAPS “JAP”-BAITING To the Editor: I want to thank you for LILITH and especially for the issue on “JAP”-baiting [Fall 1987]. I’m a fairly new (two-and-a-half years) Jew-by-choice. I’ve had to put up with “JAP” jokes and veiled anti-Semitism from the time I made my choice public. One “friend” even gifted me with a... Read more »

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