Jewish Journal

Reeva Hunter Mandelbaum

  • My Mother’s Mostly Beautiful Heart

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Overall, she has a mostly beautiful heart" is what the cardiologist, my brother's friend, says as we quietly stare at the beating organ on the computer screen. We're waiting for other images, the not-so-beautiful parts, from the lab after her emergency angioplasty.

    "Her beautiful...

  • That Feeling

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Sometimes we look across the table and recognize -- as Plato describes -- our "own half." The one we know without knowing. And dinner becomes a date with destiny.

    For me that was Jon.

    It was stirring, magnetic, happy, primal, telepathic and more. We just fit. Hummed at similar...