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  • Gaza attack victim’s widow gives birth

    October 10, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    The widow of the victim of a Gaza rocket attack on southern Israel gave birth to a baby boy.

    Lilach Shoshan gave birth on Yom Kippur in Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center.

    Her husband, Yossi, was killed in August when a Grad rocket fired from Gaza struck him in Beersheba. He was 38.

    Shoshan said she will name the boy Shimon after her husband’s father, as the couple had planned.

    The couple had two other children, daughters aged 7 and 4. They will choose the baby’s middle name, according to reports.

  • Widows, Widowers Seek Ways to Cope

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Esther Goshen-Gottstein's husband of 39 years died, she felt like her world had crumbled.

    "The bottom had fallen out my life, as in an earthquake, when the ground on which one has stood firmly for years suddenly collapses," she writes in "Surviving Widowhood" (Gefen, 2002)....

  • Two Mothers

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, it would be hard to imagine two women with less in common than my mother and my husband's mother. You can begin with the obvious differences in cultural and religious background: my mother grew up Jewish in the Bronx, while my mother-in-law, a Presbyterian, has lived...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Detail from the cover of "Boy MeetsGirl," a romance comic book, 1947

    Suffocating Sweetheart

    Dear Deborah,

    I am engaged to a wonderful man whose "littleproblem" has become very, very big during the course of our two-yearcourtship and has grown acute during our engagement. He was always...

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  • Family

    By Judith Flesch Rose

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    My Aunt Illa, a woman capable of great charm and vast intrigues,was hated by both my mother and father.

    By Father, because he believed that Illa was so jealous of thelove between his brother Zoltan and himself that she prevented herhusband from the frequent contact the brothers...