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  • What women know of war

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 8, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    I was 15 the first time I saw a mother grieve for her son.

    It was my freshman year of high school, just after the homecoming dance, when our community was rocked by the death of 18-year-old Alan Epstein, a heartthrob jock who coached girls’ basketball, mentored his younger...

  • Schoolboys, not soldiers: A mother responds

    July 1, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    How does a Jewish mother respond to the unthinkable? In Jeremiah, we read of the matriarch Rachel, the quintessential Jewish mother, who sat in Ramah crying and bitterly weeping. There was no comfort for her, her children were gone. Like our ancient matriarch, we, too, are in...

  • Mezzo’s Kibbutz roots

    By Tom Tugend

    May 14, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    It’s a long way from Kibbutz Dalia, where Rachel Frenkel was raised, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, but the mezzo-soprano is completing that journey this week.

    The slim and youthful wife and mother will sing and act the role of the count’s amorous page...