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A Jones by Any Other (Married) Name

I recently got engaged, and despite the fact that my byline is short and simple, figuring out what to do about my last name will be tricky.

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder's Family

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"Proud of my family, aware of my choices." Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder 's family.
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"Proud of my family, aware of my choices." Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder 's family.

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A Family Sitting on a Couch

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A family sitting on a couch readings a book.

Photo by Anthony Catalano (Whiskeygonebad) via Flickr.

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A family sitting on a couch readings a book.

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Let’s Get Real About Marriage and Parenting

“Being a diplomat is no career for a woman who wants to have a family,” said the consul.

“By the time you’re ready to get married he’ll be married,” said my mother.

“Don’t put off having children,” said the prominent professor.

Phyllis Schlafly

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Controversial women's issues figure, Phyllis Schlafly.
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Controversial women's issues figure, Phyllis Schlafly.
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Tu B'Av: The Morning After

I have always loved Tu B’Av, a holiday that honors the ancient tradition in which maidens, dressed in white, gather and dance in the fields and vineyards, intent on meeting their beshert, their soul mate. Per tradition, the unmarried men of the village came out in droves and watched the women dance. There is a discrepancy regarding who “chose” whom during those ancient times. Perhaps it was mutual: eyes and hearts locking in, the couple leaving together to embark on their life of male-female partnership.

Anna F. Solomon

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Anna Freudenthal Solomon.

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Anna Freudenthal Solomon.

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Rachel Calof

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Rachel Calof, pioneer of the American West.
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Rachel Calof, pioneer of the American West.

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Ketubah, August 1, 2010

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A bride writes on a ketubah on August 1, 2010.
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Ketubah

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Ketubah.
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Ketubah.
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