Why a fabric artist cut up all her parents’ clothes.
Girls fleeing Hasidism. Hijacked by compulsions. Genetics & Breast Cancer--What to Do? Her pulpit leads to politics on Chicago’s mean streets. One woman’s Birthright Israel experience.Table of contents Get the issue
Why a fabric artist cut up all her parents’ clothes.
MOBILIZE Want to shape the Jewish world? The Professional Leaders Project will provide twenty-somethings with professional and volunteer leadership opportunities in the Jewish nonprofit sector. If you’re in this age group—or... Read more »
Serah was still a child when Joseph’s brothers asked her to sing a little song for her grandfather, Jacob. For Joseph had sent his brothers to bring the House of Jacob... Read more »
Sitting at a Chinese restaurant, 33-yearold Brooklynite filmmaker Debra Kirschner confides, “You know, it’s such an uphill battle to be ‘found’ as a filmmaker.” So instead of waiting to be found, she decided... Read more »
In an article on Esther Singer Kreitman in the Spring 1991 issue of Lilith, Clive Sinclair asks about the sister of famous writers LB. and I.J. Singer, “Why do so few... Read more »
In many ways, The Outside World by Tova Mirvis (Knopf, $24) reads as a classic coming-of-age story—but with an important twist. Usually the adolescent protagonist discovers, completely on his or her... Read more »
Kiystyna Poray Goddu, a writer and editor specializing in toys, gives us succinct but satisfying chapters outlining the lives of several preeminent doll makers in Dollmakers And Their Stories: Women Who Cltanged... Read more »
For all that has been published about the Holocaust, little has been written about Europe’s Gypsies—the “smoke brothers” of European Jews, as one character says in this novel. First published in... Read more »
In 1980, researcher Rochelle G. Saidel made her first trip to the Ravensbruck concentration camp on the recommendation of one of Lilith’s founding editors, Aviva Cantor. Designed specifically for women prisoners,... Read more »
Canada is home to someone whom Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel calls one of the best Yiddish writers today.’ Wiesel is talking about Chava Rosenfarb, an international prizewinner for her poetry and fiction.... Read more »
The prop jet left Idlewild Airport in New York carrying my parents and me on our two-week visit. A precocious fifth grader, I had been given a travel diary, in which... Read more »
On returning from Israel, I find myself committed to stand firmly...exactly where I had been before
Charlotte Newberger Poetry Contest - Third Place
Charlotte Newberger Poetry Contest - Second Place
Charlotte Newberger Poetry Contest - First Place
The vertigo came early this year, catching her by surprise. She wasn’t expecting the a chiness in her bones and the swirl of her head until about a month later, when the... Read more »
Foregoing a pulpit for political work on Chicago’s mean streets.
Erlich, a physician, introduces us to "pre-vivors," young women wrestling with a family legacy they never expected.
Jennifer Traig wanted to be a good Jewish girl. Her religious convictions were hijacked by her compulsions.
Some Hasidic men, despite no newspapers or T.V., learn to question. Escape routes for women follow a different path.
Behind women’s masks of perfection ("My kids are wonderful. My life is happy. Feminists are wrong.") having to keep even tiny transgressions (like reading books in English, or flirting in a bar) from the eyes of the neighbors.
Four years ago I celebrated my first Thanksgiving. I remember sitting on a metal park bench outside of my grandmother’s apartment building trying to find the right words to describe how... Read more »
A group of high-octane women gathered recently in New York City for a panel entitled “Airbrush This!” Exploring the consequences of how females are portrayed in the media today were Elaine Lafferty, editor... Read more »
As a girl in Lithuania, Irena Veisaite spent more than two years in the Kovno Ghetto. Separated from her parents—her father had fled the country and her mother was shot... Read more »
“Where have the men gone?” asked reporter Rachel Zoll in an Associated Press story appearing in the Washington Post. Zoll presented data that females outnumber males in leadership positions in the Reform... Read more »
I felt a deep need for purification after the Bush election. I had done my best, working for three weeks as a volunteer for the Kerry Campaign in Akron, Ohio.... Read more »
In the mid-1970s, Karen Ramos, a divorced Jewish mother of two, was living in New York with a man she’d met working in the garment district. When he asked her to... Read more »
Sandy Kobrin reports that surgery to reshape the labia and other areas of the vagina is picking up fast, according to plastic surgeons such as Dr. Pamela Loftus of Boca... Read more »
Sexual assault crisis centers in Israel took 21,000 calls in the first nine months of 2004, Ruth Sinai reports in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Nearly 5,600 of the calls were... Read more »
Brazilian Jewish filmmaker Daniela Broitman set out to give voice to poor Brazilians struggling against drug wars, violence, and challenges from the Brazilian government, its police force, and global corporations. Her 70-minute... Read more »
First, Myla Goldberg struck gold in print with her debut novel, Bee Season. Published by Doubleday in 2001 with an iconic Webster’s Dictionary-like cover, the book earned a handful of awards for fiction... Read more »
A study that came to us through the Israel Feminist Forum reveals that successful companies chose male candidates for executive positions, while “businesses that were in trouble chose women.” A... Read more »
It’s chilly out now, at least here in the northern hemisphere, and thoughts turn to warm things—human relations (even pet relations) and, for me at least, food. Aside from the very concrete... Read more »