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  • Mother’s Day: Can She Talk?

    by Aron Chilewich

    2 weeks ago

    Joan Rivers is having one last laugh.

    Less than a year after her mother’s death, Melissa Rivers has written a biography of their relationship,...

  • Mother’s Day: I Remember Mama

    by Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    2 weeks ago

    I’ve been motherless for almost 10 years, but I occasionally listen to recordings of my mother, Marcia Goodfriend, just to hear her voice. I especially...

  • Mother’s Day: A Motherless Daughter

    by Maggie Milstein

    2 weeks ago

    My mother was born in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1948. My grandparents could have given her a popular midcentury name like Linda or Nancy or Barbara,...

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  • The language of pleading eyes

    by Rabbi David Wolpe

    May 7, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    “The music of his life suddenly stopped.” So reads a line in Chaim Nachman Bialik’s powerful poem, “After My Death.” 

    My mother’s music suddenly...

  • Mother’s Day: The gift of responsibility

    by Monica Osborne, Contributing Writer

    May 8, 2013 | 6:29 pm

    On Mother’s Day last year, I was already a couple of months into my pregnancy. Still, there could not have been a concept more foreign to me than the...

  • Rhea Kohan: No one spits in her kids’ Kasha

    by Danielle Berrin

    May 3, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Sunday afternoon at the Kohan home is one of those classic portraits of familial bliss: Children are screaming, singing and scurrying about, clamoring for...

  • Mystery Mother of Long Ago

    by Eileen Douglas

    May 4, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    I wonder who she was.

    My “Common Female Ancestor,” as she was called in the write-up that came with the results of the DNA test I took. We all have...

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