When I congratulated "Julie" at her son's bris, I couldn't believe that she looked better than I did at my wedding. Like most of the other women attending the ritual circumcision, we were amazed that anyone could be so put together eight days after giving birth. Trim and graceful...
U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria
Elan Carr hesitant to support sending U.S. troops back to Iraq
Torah portion: Beauty and love
Israeli teens’ suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
Survivor: Stella Esformes
Calendar September 27 - October 3
Letters to the editor: Khuzaa, Steven Sotloff, Azerbaijan and firing ranges
Obituaries: Week of Sept 22nd
Tag: Giving Birth
July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Rachel Bamberger Chalkovsky doesn't need statistics to know about poverty in Israel.
Affectionately known as "Bambi," the retired head midwife of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital can tell heart-wrenching tales of women who gave birth wearing tattered undergarments and shoes, and...
July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"Six months after giving birth, and I'm still impure," says Anat Zuria, director of the controversial Israeli documentary, "Purity," as she glumly strides to the mikvah (ritual bath) on a cold, Jerusalem night.
Zuria's intimate film explores the ambivalence some women feel about...
June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm