Jewish Mothers vs. Mothers Who Happen To Be Jewish

‘The Jewish Daughter Diaries’ paints an often-predictable portrait of Jewish moms. My own family’s history is more complicated.

An Unexpected Family Reunion, Seven Decades After the Holocaust

My husband’s grandmother’s family was decimated by the Nazis. But at 95, she discovered relatives she never knew.

Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

To Grandmother’s House

Eight reasons the kids find grandma’s house more fun than our own

Bubbe Needs a Makeover

The problem with portrayals of grandmothers in Jewish children’s books

Ham Hocks and Hellfire

Amid instructions on making paper dolls came Grandmother’s plea for my salvation

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