Robert Howard Goldhamer was known in his family as a fantastic storyteller. His oral history, conducted when he was 83, included many recollections of the love and humor in his family and the sights and sounds of his neighborhood. This is the second excerpt from my interviews with...
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Tag: Family History
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"The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage," edited by Loolwa Khazzoom (Seal Press, $16.95)
On the last night before her family would flee Libya in 1967, Gina Bublil Waldman recalls that she had to choose between taking her...
October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
More information about health can only help -- even if the information isn't so positive.
That seems to be the lesson of a new study confirming that Ashkenazi Jewish women with particular genetic mutations have a high risk of contracting breast cancer.
But the effects can be...
July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Before the wedding of her son, Michael, Elsa Wachs sent invitations to almost 50 family members. They weren't invitations to share the upcoming simcha -- not just yet -- but a request to contribute to the chuppah she was designing.
"You, our family, are very precious to us," she...