Winter/Spring 1985

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Bima – Torah as the Matrix for Feminism


An entirely new way to see the links between feminism and Judaism: Lilith's Bima (platform) section.

Cherries From the War


"Come, have some cherries," I urge her. "My husband brought them Monday, from the war."

Rivkah the Whore, The Spring After


I don’t want your grushneither silver nor goldonly heroin can buy my dreams chasing my shadow in the darkgrowing tan in my long white gowngrowing thin, my hair bleached the... Read more »

The Messenger


"All Jews are responsible for one another"—but how do we define the boundaries between responsibility and guilt?

Yosepha and Bas Mitzvah


Parental favoritism, sibling rivalry and revenge—-the stuff of Biblical legends—-in a farm family in modern Israel.

The Free Thinkers


The amateur marriage-brokers don’t know what they’re up against when they plot a match for Ida.

From Mame-Loshn/ Mother Tongue


even the ghosts do not understand me.

The Miracle of Dora Wakin’s Art


Unexpected consequences when a maturing artist turns from universal to Jewish themes.

Deeds of Love and Rage


In the fallout from the parents’ ruptured marriage, a mother and daughter preparing for Shabbat discover that their relationship too has been altered.

Malka the Fat Girl and Coming Back to Middlebury


A shtetl girl’s struggle to find self-worth in a family and a tradition that both reject her.

Of Chilblains and Rotten Rutabagas


A chapter from a novel-in-progress set mainly during World War II, by the author of Small Changes, Braided Lives and Vida.

Lines Of Communication


Dear LILITH:At the urging of the Attorney-General of Ontario (because he knows we get things done!) B’nai B’rith Women of Canada has undertaken a campaign to raise Canadian awareness re... Read more »

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