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Where can an Orthodox rebbetzin, a radical Jewish Renewal poet and the world's only certified soferet (female Torah scribe) meet -- across continents and ideological divide -- to discuss Torah and politics, family and gender roles? This is my corner of the Jewish women's blogosphere, and it's not your mama's Sisterhood.

That's the first paragraph of Jewish Feminist Blogs -- An Unlikely Online Sisterhood, an article by yours truly that found print in the fall 2005 issue of Lilith (that's vol. 30, no. 3, if you're keeping count).

Most of you who're interested in Jewish feminism are probably already reading this magazine, but just in case you're not, or in case you've let your subscription lapse, you can subscribe here. (You can also buy individual back issues here, though that won't land you a copy of the fall issue for a while.) Lilith is great stuff; it's one of the rare magazines that I read cover-to-cover as soon as it arrives in my mailbox.

On a related note, I just got word that the new issue of Bridges is out. I had the pleasure of reviewing Shirley Kaufman's poetry collection Threshold for them, and the review appears in the fall 2005 issue of the magazine, vol. 10, no. 2. Bridges was on hiatus for a while, but thanks to Indiana University Press, they're back on their feet; you can subscribe here. (Here's the post I wrote about Bridges last spring.)

I think of  Lilith as a Jewish feminist magazine, and Bridges as a Jewish feminist literary journal. Both are deeply worth supporting, and both are publications of which I'm delighted to be a part.

I'd love to know your thoughts on either or both of these pieces -- though especially the Lilith article, since the subject of the feminist J-blogosphere is pretty germane here at Velveteen Rabbi. Think of a point I should have made? Got suggestions of other Jewish feminist blogs that should have been in the article sidebar? Drop a comment and let me know.

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