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Nice Jewish Girls
A Lesbian Anthology

Beck, Evelyn Torton (ed.)
Publisher:  Persephone Press, Watertown, USA
Date Written:  01/01/1982
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  288pp   ISBN:  0-930436-12-1
Resource Type:  Book

A collection of pictures, poems, fiction, and essays on what it means to be Jewish and lesbian.


Table of Contents:

Why is this book different from all other books? - Evelyn Torton Beck
From Bashert - Irena Klepfisz

If I am not for myself, who will be?
Shedding - Gloria Z. Greenfield
Some notes on Jewish lesbian identity - Melanie Kaye
Anti-semitism in the lesbian/feminist movement - Irena Klepfisz

Jewish identity: A coat of many colors
Interracial plus - Josylyn C. Segal
How a nice Jewish girl like me could - Pauline Bart
Some of us are Arabic - Rachel Wahba
Split at the root - Adrienne Rich
A coat of many colors - Savina Teubal
Repeating history - Bernice Mennis

If I am only for myself, what am I?
From Perspectives on the Second World War - Irena Klepfisz
Resisting and surviving America - Irena Klepfisz
Notes of an immigrant daughter: Atlanta - Melanie Kaye
Lesbians in the international movement of gay/lesbian Jews - Aliza Maggid

That's funny, you don't look like a Jewish lesbian
That's funny, you don't look like a Jewish lesbian - JEB

Family secrets
A morning for memories - Ruth Geller
The tree of begats - Martha Shelley
The fourth daughter's four hundred questions - Elana Dykewomon
Affair with a married woman - Martha Shelley
Jewish lesbian mother -Susan J. Wolfe
What may be tsores to you is naches to me - Dovida Ishatova
Coffee and cake - Harriet Malinowitz

Next year in Jerusalem
Next year in Jerusalem? - Evelyn Torton Beck
Letter from Jerusalem - Shelley Horwitz
Excerpts from an Israeli journal - Andrea Loewenstein
A lesbian in the promised land - Marcia Freedman
Letters from my aunt - Maida Tilchen with Helen D. Weinstock

Appendix: Cast a critical eye
I.B. Singer's misogyny - Evelyn Torton Beck
Blaming the Jews for the birth of patriarchy - Judith Plaskow
Blaming the Jews for the death of the goddess - Annette Daum

Contributors' biographies
Suggestions for further readings


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