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Jewish Mothers

Leaving In Order To Return

Though still in the month of Elul, we are approaching Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We are leaving 5772 behind and will soon enter 5773.

Sarah's Choice

One recent summer weekend, my life—or my awareness of its imperatives—underwent a radical shift. My 28-year-old son was away at the beach with friends.

Where have all the Jewish fathers gone?

Thank goodness, it’s almost Father’s Day! Which means the pressure is off, at least for a day, to please mom. Whew!

Embarrassed and Embarrassing Mothers

In a video clip posted on the new website for MAKERS: Women Who Make America, writer Judy Blume remembers embarrassing her mother when she discussed female masturbation on Dr. Ruth’s talk show. “My mother was horrified,” Blume recalls many years later.

My mother, the storyteller

Judaism is rooted in our people’s ability to tell a good story.

My two moms: Jewesses with a different kind of attitude

I am a lucky girl. I have two women who I call mom. Well, one I call mommie and the other emma (Hebrew for mother), but that’s just semantics.

Toward an inclusive celebration of Jewish motherhood

What does it mean to be a Jewish mother?

Sara Bock: A Jewish mother with attitude

My mom is not famous, like her sister, Lea Nikel, who is included in JWA's online encyclopedia of Jewish women.

Esther Wojcicki: A Jewish mother of the tech revolution

I sometimes direct tourists toward 'the HP garage,' which is marked with a plaque and gets photographed a lot. It is three blocks down the street from my house.

The story of creation: Artist Miriam Karp on making her daughter's bat mitzvah tallit

Miriam Karp is an artist who has been creating hundreds of one-of-a-kind ketubot since 1976.

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