When it comes to writing about grief, perspective is often a liability.
Grieving is so smothering an experience that it’s almost impossible to conjure...
October 25, 2011 | 7:15 pm
My 93-year-old father and I have little left to say to each other.
He sleeps while I sit by his side. Every so often, Dad wakes... read full article
October 25, 2011 | 5:15 pm
July 20, 2011 | 4:10 pm
Lisa Shimel, who is not Jewish, celebrated Christmas with her Jewish husband until their first child was born; now they’ve added Chanukah. Deb Morandi...
June 14, 2011 | 5:52 pm
June 14, 2011 | 5:50 pm
Parenthood is ultimately about becoming redundant in your child’s life. It’s difficult to comprehend as you hold your newborn baby in your arms, but...
February 2, 2011 | 2:46 pm
January 27, 2011 | 12:43 pm
Despite what your zayde or bubbe told you, your family name was not changed at Ellis Island.
“The last names had to match the manifest when people...
March 4, 2009 | 1:07 pm
So far, things haven’t worked out as planned. My husband, Julian Voloj, immediately rejected Gabriel because he once knew one he didn’t like (though...