Jewish Mothers

A Year Later

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Julie Seltzer

Last year, b’etzem hayom hazeh, on this self-same day, As It Is Written: Project 304,805 opened

Another important event in my life happened on this day as well: sixty-one years ago, on October 8th, 1949, my mother, z”l, was born.

While this convergence may seem a mere interesting coincidence, there is precedent in our tradition for the notion that related events occur on the same date

8 -- Down: Historian Joyce

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A friend of JWA tipped us off to an exciting clue in the August 13th Jerusalem Post crossword puzzle.

8 -- Down: Historian Joyce ('You Never Call, You Never Write' History of the Jewish Mother)

Six letters.

Got it?

If you guessed A-N-T-L-E-R, you're correct!

"Listen To Your Mother"

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Jayne and Millie Guberman

The Jewish Women’s Archive was the community partner for the Boston New Center for Arts and Culture’s last program of the season on May 6, “Listen to Your Mother,” featuring http://storyco

Navah Paskowitz-Walther: The Jewish Mother of Surfing’s First Family

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Navah Paskowitz-Walther and son

Knowing Navah Paskowitz-Walther today as a San Fernando Valley stay-at-home mom who is active in her synagogue and children’s Jewish day school, it is hard to believe that, as a child, she lived a peripatetic existence in a 24-foot camper.

On Being a Jewish Mother, Professionally

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I am an actress, currently rehearsing a one-woman show at the Nora Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  I play Ann Landers, a.k.a. Eppie Lederer. The title of the show is The Lady With All the Answers.

Never too late to become a Jewish mother

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Is 73 too old to become a first-time mother? Not for the trailblazing Marylin Berger, who is now raising an 8 year old boy from Ethiopa.

On (not) breastfeeding and maternal Jewish guilt

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I like this new article by former Forward “East Village Mamele” Marjorie Ingall over at Tablet magazine, in an issue this week focusing on the body.

I had struggles myself with nursing each of my three children, and naturally the first time was the most difficult to deal with.

Twitteleh, cliché cookbooks, and mikveh secrets - Link Roundup Sep. 23, 2009

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  • Cooking with clichés: Yo Yenta shares her thoughts on The Jewish Princess line of cookbooks. [Yo Yenta]
  • Mazel Tov Elaine Schuster, recently nominated as a representative to the U.N. General Assembly. [JTA]
  • The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh is reviewed. [Washington Post] [Feminist Review]
  • Gloria Steinem exhorted the members of the National Council of Jewish Women/Greater Detroit Section to become active in the fight for women's rights. [HometownLife]

Bad mommies, vampire bubbies, and more! Link Roundup - July 31, 2009

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Everyday I encounter a number of interesting websites, articles, and blog posts that are definitely worth mentioning.  I hope you find these as interesting as I do!

Daily Link Roundup - July 20, 2009

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Everyday I encounter a number of interesting websites, articles, and blog posts that are definitely worth mentioning. Since I don't always have time to write about each one, I have created the Daily Link Roundup as a way to share them with you. I hope you find them as interesting as I do!

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