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Lilith Magazine charts Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, affection, subversion and style. The magazine features award-winning investigative reports, new rituals and celebrations, first-person accounts both contemporary and historical, entertainment reviews, fiction and poetry, art and photography.

Poetry in our new issue by Penny Jackson...
11/27/2019
Poetry: Greetings from Treblinka

Poetry in our new issue by Penny Jackson...

He stood there, waiting forthe104 bus.An old man with a canewearing a shabby black coatand carrying an umbrellaeven though the sidewalksparkled with sun.Just another old man on the Upper West Side....

Nessa Rapoport, a feminist, observant Jew is still searching for holiness in community — and a locus for her fullest s...
11/26/2019
The Closer You Get, The Farther You Are

Nessa Rapoport, a feminist, observant Jew is still searching for holiness in community — and a locus for her fullest self.

This feminist, observant Jew is still searching for holiness in community — and a locus for her fullest self.

"“The main thing I hope that I take away from [my bat mitzvah] is that I inspire some of my friends to maybe study the...
11/26/2019
Tiffany Haddish Loves Being Jewish. We Talked to Her About It.

"“The main thing I hope that I take away from [my bat mitzvah] is that I inspire some of my friends to maybe study the Torah."- Tiffany Haddish

Like me, Tiffany Haddish will be celebrating her bat mitzvah in December, but that is where the similarities between our coming-of-age ceremonies end. Mine was on the eve of my 13th birthday, in the suburbs of New York City, and Tiffany's will be a red carpet event on her 40th birthday, the day her

Building relationships through creativity in Akko
11/26/2019
Fridays with Women: Shishi Nashim

Building relationships through creativity in Akko

Shishi Nashim--“Friday Women”--is the joint initiative of two grassroots organizations in Akko: the Educators Kibbutz and Akko Women’s Vision. The two organizations have been working to spark incre...

Fiction from our new issue by Tamar Hodes...
11/25/2019
Fiction: Diamonds and Ashes

Fiction from our new issue by Tamar Hodes...

The water is a silk sari, pleating, unraveling beneath us, falling away. Eucalyptus trees blink in the morning sunlight. I am on a boat on the Sea of Galilee, with my aunts Esther and Hannah. With ...

More suggested reading about periods.
11/24/2019
Required Reading

More suggested reading about periods.

More suggested reading about periods.

When friendship becomes work
11/24/2019
The Overuse of 'Emotional Labor' Turns All Relationships Into Work

When friendship becomes work

When the term “emotional labor” was first coined by sociologist Arlie Hochschild in her 1983 book The Managed Heart, she described it as a burden placed on workers under capitalism. Workers might do physical labor, pushing carts, running machines, but they also often perform labor that “requir...

Be a good girl
11/24/2019
Shhh

Be a good girl

The children skipped out of the country and laughed on the shiny deck.

Chanel Dubofsky on period-tracking apps, unsettling performance art, a new take on mikvah, and wiping away stigma and ru...
11/21/2019
Period Talk

Chanel Dubofsky on period-tracking apps, unsettling performance art, a new take on mikvah, and wiping away stigma and rusty taboos.

Chanel Dubofsky on period-tracking apps, unsettling performance art, a new take on mikvah, and wiping away stigma and rusty taboos.

Alice Sparberg Alexiou on girls' accounts of abuse at the hands of their Jewish pediatrician; how journalism helps chang...
11/19/2019
Child Molestation: How Lilith Reported the Story

Alice Sparberg Alexiou on girls' accounts of abuse at the hands of their Jewish pediatrician; how journalism helps change laws.

Alice Sparberg Alexiou on girls' accounts of abuse at the hands of their Jewish pediatrician; how journalism helps change laws.

Art (and sock monkeys) heal
11/19/2019
Fresh Art for Social Change...and Healing

Art (and sock monkeys) heal

I am proud that fresh art has been able to provide underserved folks with an opportunity to express themselves and, for a few hours a week, maybe feel a little better about their lives. I hope thi...

Sarah Seltzer asks Hannah Dreyfus how she exposed inappropriate behaviors by powerful men.
11/18/2019
The Hazards of Working in the Jewish Community

Sarah Seltzer asks Hannah Dreyfus how she exposed inappropriate behaviors by powerful men.

Sarah Seltzer asks Hannah Dreyfus how she exposed inappropriate behaviors by powerful men.

Did you succumb?
11/18/2019
The Allure of the White Dress

Did you succumb?

Some women dream of wearing the traditional wedding dress. Others say if you need it to feel good about yourself, then something is wrong.

Looking back at the surgery decades later, noted poet Alicia Ostriker confesses her survivor's glee — and guilt.
11/17/2019
Scenes From a Mastectomy

Looking back at the surgery decades later, noted poet Alicia Ostriker confesses her survivor's glee — and guilt.

Looking back at the surgery decades later, the noted poet confesses her survivor's glee — and guilt.

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