Jewish Journal

  • Surviving the darkest hours of grief: Eitan Fishbane talks about raising daughter without his wife

    by Gabrielle Birkner, The Forward

    October 25, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    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...

  • For non-Jewish mothers raising Jewish children, things can get complicated

    by Sue Fishkoff, JTA

    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...

  • Getting to know my dad, again

    by Gary Wexler

    June 14, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    My 93-year-old father emerged as a different person when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. He became independent, assertive,...

  • The day you become redundant

    by Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    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...

  • Of Time, and a Father’s First Century

    By Bradley Burston

    February 2, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    My father understands unwinnable conflicts. He has been fighting a personal war against time since 1911.  “Where does the time go?” he is likely even now...

  • Trace your Tribe

    by robin heinz bratslavsky

    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...

  • What’s in a Name?

    by Lisa Keys, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    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...

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