When I was a child, my mother would invite over some thirty people and cook for fifty. Five minutes before the guests' arrival, panic would set in, and she would instruct me not to eat any food until they left, lest the feast come short. After the grand departure, she would over...
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In most cultures in the world, grown children are expected to feed, clothe, and house their elders and in many cases it’s the mother-in-law who runs the family. What an excellent idea! In our society, however, parenting seems to have become a lifetime job.
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Lisa Shimel, who is not Jewish, celebrated Christmas with her Jewish husband until their first child was born; now they’ve added Chanukah. Deb Morandi works at Jewish Family Services, where she introduces intermarried families to Judaism, though she is not Jewish.
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Thirty five men, fathers to Ashkenazi girls attending an illegally segregated school in the West Bank settlement of Immanuel, arrived at the Ma’asiyahu prison Thursday evening to serve a two-week sentence.
Parents of European, or Ashkenazi, descent at the all girls’ school don’t...
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"My childhood skidded to a stop on a Tuesday afternoon in the middle of my 15th year, with my mother's first mammogram results," writes Hope Edelman in her moving new book, "Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become" (Harper Collins). For Edelman, her mother's...
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Recently, I was working at my school office planning a day of classes and interviews when I was notified of an incoming call from New York. It was my cousin, Shion, a hospital chaplain and a fine rabbi.
"Have you heard the news?" he asked.
I thought his voice sounded pensive and...
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They need to talk more! They are being too quiet!"
That was the frantic, whispered assessment of Beverly Pomeranz, casting director for the new A&E series, "Makeover Mamas," as she watched the reaction of Ross and Jennifer Misher upon seeing their newly redecorated living room for...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Monique Schwartz has people talkin' about our mommas. No need to organize a posse though. This is actually kind of Schwartz's way of doing that herself -- to analyze and combat stereotypical depictions of Jewish mothers in film. Her documentary "Mamadrama: The Jewish...
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When one person helps another person, it's a mitzvah. When 1,500 people from 30 different organizations join together to help out in over 50 volunteering projects, it's Temple Israel of Hollywood's (TIOH) Mitzvah Day.
The April 29 event attracted volunteers of all ages from both...
April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm
So there's a fairy-tale wedding: a thousand guests in a flower-filled ballroom, a dozen violins playing Mozart, a grainy-voiced singer belting out an old Persian love song. The bride is 20 years old and ravishing, of course, but she's also blessed with charm and charisma, the kind of...
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