Winter 2001-2002

War and gender: Afghan women’s suffering. Veiling and shame. Anarchist hero Emma Goldman. Survivors’ daughters: keep silent but speak out. Eight lessons for Hanukkah.

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8 Lessons for Hanukkah, Useful All Year

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A ninth-grader derives tzedakah lessons as she sorts through her family’s philanthropy.

Readers Respond

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Lilith As Map I started reading Lilith one year ago this month. A friend bought a copy for me after I told her I had made the decision to convert to Judaism. Throughout my conversion process, 1 looked forward to each new issue. Four issues later, my conversion is complete and next ‘ week I will... Read more »

Peels

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Fresh fruit, kibbutz sex, and a young woman who gets to the core of some unexpected stereotypes.

Invention of a Feminist Sound Bite

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In which our informant confesses her involvement in the invention of one of Emma Goldman’s most famous misquotations.

Conjuring Emma Goldman

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She’s ubiquitous, this anarchist hero—on coffee mugs, T-shirts and post cards. How come "Red" Emma still speaks to us, 60 years after her death?

Once Upon a Time, My Mother’s Life

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Daughters of Holocaust survivors have a special, paradoxical burden: helping their parents to forget, and promising them to remember.

Don’t Censor Yourself!

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A longtime lobbyist for women’s rights, remembering the loss freedoms during the First Cold War, implores us not to lose our voices in the current fray.

Undo it, take it Back

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Undo it, take it back, make every day the previous one until I am returned to the day before the one that made you gone. Or set me on an airplane traveling west, crossing the date line again and again, losing this day, then that, until the day of loss still lies ahead, and you... Read more »

XENI (Foreigner)

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A female American Jew was in the mountains of Greece on 9/11. Here’s what she heard, what she said, and what she wishes she’d been able to tell her hosts. 

Burqa Dream

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When women anywhere are forced under cover, we all quake. Here’s one take on veiling and women’s shame.

What Does Afghani Women’s Suffering Say to Us?

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Lilith editors talk to Afghan women about their lives under the Taliban yoke, and how their rights eroded step by step. What resonates for us—as Jews, and as women?

Secrets in the Matzah box

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The FBI tormented her union activist parents, this Red-Diaper Daughter remembers. The family fears lived on, even after the activist days were over.

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