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  • Obituaries

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Albert Alcouloumre died June 5 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Zella; daughter, Marcia (David) Senteno; son, Michael; grandson, Miles Senteno; and brother, Henry (Shirley). Mount Sinai

    NORMA ARBIT died June 2 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Harry; and daughter, Beryl....

  • Obituaries

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Robert F. McGuire Jr., 'Irish Moses,' Dies at 94

    Robert F. McGuire, Jr., a pilot dubbed the "Irish Moses" for his key role in airlifting 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new-born State of Israel, has died at the age of 94 at his home in Northridge.

    McGuire, an Irish American, was the...

  • Obituaries

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    MARION APPELL died May 19 at 104. She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne (Stuart) Schweit; and two grandchildren. Groman

    HERBERT APTEL died May 23 at 95. He is survived by his son, Joseph; daughters, Leslie Chotiner and Stephanie Siebert; four grandchildren; and one...

  • Obituaries

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Greta Furst,
    L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
    Dies at 73

    Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the...

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  • Mama Said…

    By Lori Gottlieb

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Taking relationship advice from your Jewish mother is like heeding a shiksa friend's advice about curly hair gel. It's not their area.

    Besides, your mom has an agenda: to get you married. Sure, she wants you to be happy. But in her mind, the two may or may not coincide. Consider the...

  • Pitfalls of Making Playdate Plans

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Brandon was 3 the first time another mother called me to schedule a playdate.

    "A playdate," I giggled. "That's so clever! Did you make that up yourself?" (The dead silence on the other end of the phone clued me in that I had just made a monumental maternal faux pas that could...

  • Obituaries

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    SOUSAN AKHAVAN died April 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Shahram. Chevra Kadisha

    HANOUGH AIENEHSAZAN died May 1 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and son, Sharyar Aynesazan. Chevra Kadisha

    Mark Becker died April 25 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Helen;...

  • My New Mother

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    My mother has become a serene and content old woman.

    The changes, probably due to both her dementia and medications, have created an unexpected-and quite wonderful -- new chapter in our relationship.

    Maybe we would have gotten along well at this point in our lives -- me at 55...

  • Mother’s Life No Longer a Mystery

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    When Eleanor Freedman died of breast cancer in 1974, she left behind three children, a husband, and a life marked by failed promise. She was 50 years old. Her oldest son, Samuel, was 17 at the time of her death. Now Samuel Freedman, who grew up to be a New York Times journalist...

  • Singing Klezmer Isn’t Hard to Do

    By David Finnigan

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Neil Sedaka is a punctual, polite musical legend, and at 65, he still likes being a mama's boy.

    "I do. I like being protected," Sedaka said. He grew up in a loving Sephardic/Ashkenazic home in Brooklyn, where he practiced piano for hours. It was a sheltered Coney Island Avenue...

  • Obituaries

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    PERLA ABITTAN died Aug. 3 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Emile; son, Arie; daughter, Rica (Yizhaz) Elbaz; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

    Max Barbach died Aug. 1 at 98. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Sharlene) Barback and Harry (Eleanor); daughter, Sandra; grandson,...

  • Obituaries

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Edward Simon Aboud died July 27 at 75. He is survived by his friend, Rose Lee Holman. Groman

    Thomas Alon died July 25 at 55. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughters, Rachel and Stephanie; stepdaughter, Claudette (Alan) Ganger; stepson, Jeffrey Hope; two grandchildren; mother,...

  • On Jewish Mothers

    By Annie Korzen

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I was raised on Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx by a woman who could have taken Olympic gold in Jewish mothering. Sonia, Abie-the-tailor's

    wife, never stopped fearing for my life. She made me wear galoshes on sunny days ("It might rain, you never know!"), and warned that if I left the...

  • Obituaries

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Ronald Abelson died July 23 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Kerry Zymelman; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels .

    George Alexander died July 20 at 74. He is survived by his sons, Gerald, Robert and Lance; seven grandchildren; and sister, Frances. Groman

    ...
  • Brisket for the Soul

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Exploring the stack of old Jewish cookbooks and family recipes my mother brought to me when she visited from Atlanta, I found a note. On the top of a small white paper, in her handwriting, were the words Rosh Hashanah, and then the list; Apple Charlie, Challah, Kugel, Green Bean...

  • Mom Was There

    By Judy Gruen

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As I was ordering invitations for my eldest son's bar mitzvah in May 2001, we discovered that my mom had end-stage cancer.

    With severe and unrelenting pain, Mom became alarmingly feeble, her pain unremitting. Her doctor told us, "Take her home and make her comfortable. It's a good...

  • Elder Rage: What I Know Now

    By Jacqueline Marcell

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For 11 years. I begged my obstinate elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he adamantly insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired to help him said, "Jacqueline, I just can't work with your father -- his temper is impossible to...

  • The Last-Minute Pajama Party

    By Lisa Frydman Barr

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Invitation Process


    "It's already been decided," my 6-year-old announces with an impish smile and a green-eyed glint.

    "What's been decided, honey?" I ask.

    "My first sleepover party. I invited Julia, Emma and Rachel to sleep over this weekend."

    "Noa," I say slowly, wondering who...

  • Mom and Dementia

    By Ellie Kahn

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My mother sounded upset when she called the other day. "What's wrong, Ma?" I asked. "I don't know what's going on or where I am she said. "Who are these people with me?"

    I reminded Mom of her move to Los Angeles three years ago, and her life at a San Fernando Valley board and care....

  • Balance Paramount to UPN Head Ostroff

    By Soriya Daniels

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dawn Ostroff, who in addition to being a religiously observant wife and mother, has worked her way up to a glamorous, powerful and exciting position: president of entertainment at UPN. Offering insight into the art of balancing home and work life and achieving one's professional...

  • No Compassion?

    By Arthur J. Magida

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The day my mother was transferred from a nursing home to a hospice, I raced from Baltimore to northeastern Pennsylvania. This 80-mph excursion into death -- my mother's death -- might rescue me from whatever boredom and tedium had enveloped me, but it would also plunge me into a...

  • Vanity Body Plates

    By Lori Gottlieb

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I was shopping at the Beverly Center when a girl who was maybe 12 years old held up a garment and yelled across the store, "Hey, Mom, what about this?"

    "This" was a skimpy red T-shirt with the words "porn star" emblazoned across the chest. I was shocked by the...

  • Jewish Mom for the Straight Guy

    By Andrew Wallenstein

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When my father informed me he had scheduled a business trip to Los Angeles and was taking my mother with him about a month after I moved out here, his timing seemed less than coincidental. Both of my parents had been anxiously phoning me on a daily basis since I left New York. The...

  • The Little Flower That Could

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hippies, bellbottoms and Volkswagen Beetles aren't the only '60s icons to resurface. The Vietnam-era image of a sunflower accompanied by the words, "War is not healthy for children and other living things," is also experiencing a revival. The graphic was created in 1965 by Los...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Juniors Rule!

    Rachel Firestone and Michel Grosz, both juniors at Milken Community High School, were among the 26 teenagers across North America to receive 2003 Bronfman Youth Fellowships that entitled them to spend five weeks in Israel this summer. Firestone and Grosz were chosen...

  • Orthodox Mother Opens New Opera

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    File under Incongruities, Major: One of the latest luminaries in the world of grand opera is an Orthodox mother of four from Brooklyn.

    In the male-dominated world of opera composition, Deborah Drattell is a rarity, but from childhood she never doubted she would excel in the world of...

  • My Yiddishe Mamma Day

    By Annabelle Stevens

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yesterday, I got three messages from my mother, a long distance Jewish mother joke from my brother in London ("A homeless man approaches a Jewish mother on the street. 'Lady, I haven't eaten in three days,' he said. 'Force yourself,' she replied.") and the last was from the Loews...

  • Lieberman Recipes

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    HADASSAH LIEBERMAN'S PAREVE VEGETABLE SOUP

    1 medium onion, chopped

    3-4 cloves garlic, crushed

    3 medium carrots, chopped

    2 stalks celery, chopped

    2 teaspoons paprika

    1 teaspoon turmeric

    1 bay leaf

    kosher salt

    dash of cayenne pepper

    dash of cinnamon

    Water or vegetable stock to...

  • A Nightmare on Wedding Street

    By Michele Goldman

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a little girl, Anna* always dreamed of a perfect wedding. Then, at 32, after a three-and-a-half-year engagement, she was ready to realize that dream. But recently, what she thought was going to be a dream, turned into a nightmare.

    First, there were the fights with her mother over...

  • Stroke of Halacha

    By Miranda Pollack

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Her mouth is always open and her tongue is coated with some orange substance. She is in a semicoma. Only now and then she seems to be aware of her surroundings. She cannot speak or communicate; she cannot respond to verbal suggestions; her right side is paralyzed; and she has an...

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