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  • A Woman’s Voice

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Thoughts of Monica Lewinsky consumed me thisweek. Her name, her face, the too intimate details of her life. Icouldn't escape the 24-year-old former White House intern whoseallegations against the president have brought on the worst politicalcrisis of the decade. No matter how much I...

  • False Alarms

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Never underestimate the propensity of AmericanJews to scare themselves silly. Here we are, in the midst of anunprecedented Jewish renaissance, enjoying the most favorablespiritual climate in more than a century, including shelf loads ofJewish books at every Barnes & Noble, and still...
  • Of Goddesses and Saints

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In the aftermath of thedeaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, every woman I know hasparticipated in some version of "The Goddess or the Saint." We'vetaken sides, debated our husbands and boyfriends, our mothers, ourfriends. At Torah study last Saturday, we weighed the two women...

  • We’re Talking Chopped Liver

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 22, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    We arrived in New York at midnight, and by 1 a.m. my mother was serving us dinner.

    "It's too late, Mom," I say. "I'll just have some fruit."

    A huge bowl of cut-up pineapple, strawberries and melon was already on the table, set for four, but that would not suffice. In our family, there...