Winter 2009-2010

Joy Ladin’s transgender journey. How 3 sisters grapple with breast cancer in their family. Breaking up over food. Why Judy Shotten brought sex therapy to Israel.

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Lilith Feature

What Was a Nice Jewish Girl Like Me Doing in a Man’s Body?

A transgender woman remembers a painful search.

Lilith Feature

Three Sisters: Breast Cancer in Our Family

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Beautiful Girl in the Snow

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When an infant dies at a Chinese orphanage, an American volunteer manages to commemorate the little life Jewishly

Four (Same-Sex, Half-Jewish) Weddings and a Funeral

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The author’s unconventional wedding plans get less conventional as she lets her mother, fighting breast cancer, take over the planning.

Dear Editor

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No one sees him come in. Shabbat candles flicker on the table. The braid of challah is almost eaten. Remnants of fruit salad lie in plates, and glasses are empty. Conversation also flickers, sporadic, yet comfortable. It is late. Newly divorced, I am wondering whether I can remake myself as an observant Jew. Most of... Read more »

In The Beginning There Was This: Fat

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A young woman recounts a painful struggle, through adolescence and young adulthood, which is only relieved through disordered eating and then 103 cuts.

When Food and Love Collide

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Two kosher-keeping Jews walk into a restaurant… and the true challenges of breaking bread with a partner who has different food rules become painfully apparent.

Becoming a Woman at Yeshiva University

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It wasn’t easy for Yeshiva University to accept that a male professor to whom it had recently given tenure was returning to work as a female professor. Transsexual transition is problematic for most employers, and Yeshiva’s status as Orthodox Judaism’s flagship educational institution made my transition even more difficult. At first, I was placed on... Read more »

A Zionist in Spite of Herself

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The Canadian-born feminist psychologist - who brought sex therapy to Israel - has been transforming things there since 1949.

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