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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.


So, it’s an educators’ conference. You can imagine, we are caught in our business casual pastel prints and scarves, pencil skirts and ballet flats.

Be Fruitful and Recognize

Despite being a Jewish educator, I have never felt a strong, personal connection to our sacred texts.

War, Motherhood, & A Little Cheesecake

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work with your mother and learn about her life and in doing so discover a completely different person?

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?


How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Mothers." (Viewed on March 18, 2018) <>.


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