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  • The Mohel’s Wife

    By Felisa Billet

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • L.A. Brigade Helps Israel Fight Hunger

    By Karin Kloosterman

    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...

  • ‘Purity’ Director Comes Clean

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    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...

  • Loans Give Hope to Infertile Couples

    By Marc Ballon

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Susan First married five years ago at 35, she badly wanted children. With her "biological clock" ticking, she and her husband wasted little time trying to expand their new family.

    First had more than time working against her, though. The former customer service representative...

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