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Winter 1994-1995

A special Holocaust section: five women’s stories of survival, tools to teach these texts to future generations.  How a huppah quilt became a record of dearest family and friends.

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Women’s Holocaust Manuscripts

How does Lilith work with Holocaust survivors? And how can our readers teach their text?

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Bat Mitzvah Prayer


Moving? Graduation? A birthday? Reminder: We can create prayers, as this bat mitzvah mother does.

The Huppah Quilting Bee


A wedding canopy becomes a record of dearest family and friends.

Jewish/Female Dramatists: Looking At Meshugas And Calling It “Family”


Three new plays and one film by Jewish women.

Please Papa: Help Me


A week in a Jewish teen’s life in the Warsaw ghetto. Responding: Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal.

Imelda and Me


After 3 Holocaust years in hiding in Poland, a spunky child survives and thrives, her pain transformed into one little fetish: shoes. Responding: Julie Heifetz, high school theater arts teacher and Holocaust author.

How to Hide: Instructions from a Daughter of Survivors


A daughter of Holocaust survivors gives us chilling instructions. 

Polish Christian Teenagers


Is anti-Semitism still "the fashion" in Poland? Responding: "Mrs. Slomovic," 69, a Holocaust survivor and 33-year veteran of Hebrew school teaching.

Simple Story


A small motherless child, smuggled back and forth across borders. Responding: Leah Strigler, a 26-year-old Wexner fellow still in graduate school.



THE INFAMOUS “SPEECH EXAM”Deborah Dash Moore’s review of Ruth Jacknow Markowitz’s My Daughter the Teacher mentions anti-Semitism as one force which drove teachers out of the public school system. It also prevented Jews from even becoming teachers. The infamous “speech exam,” required at Brooklyn College before one was allowed to do student teaching, sidetracked me... Read more »

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