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Jewish Mothers : Strength, Wisdom, Compassion

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ISBN13:

9780811827898

ISBN10:
0811827895
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/22/2009
Publisher(s):
Chronicle Books Llc

Summary

In this celebration of Jewish women and motherhood, stunning black and white duotones are paired with intimate profiles that evoke the lives of fifty Jewish mothers. Each extraordinary woman featured in this collection shares her powerful insights into the meaning of family, Judaism, love, and community with recollections and observations of Jewish life in America. From rabbis and scholars to activists and artists, these frank and powerful women discuss their views on how to raise a Jewish child in today's world and how they have come to understand their own mothers. A beautiful and inspiring commemoration of Jewish motherhood, Jewish Mothers is the perfect gift for any mother, grandmother, or mother-to-be.

Author Biography

Lloyd Wolf is an award-winning photographer from the Washington, DC area. His photographs have appeared in magazines including Vogue, Elle, People, Utne, and Ms., and in Facing The Wall , a book about the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. His photographs are in

Paula Wolfson a writer and social worker in Washington DC. Her writing has appeared in International Jewish Monthly and New York Jewish Week.

Anne Roiphe is the author of many including Fruitful and 1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8(1)
Introduction 9(5)
historian, expert on Jewish women
14(4)
Dr. Joyce Antler
exercise physiologist
18(2)
Carol ``Bini'' Masin
mother of slain civil rights hero, psychologist
20(4)
Dr. Carolyn Goodman
Lubavitch rebbetzin
24(4)
Chanie Baron
single mother
28(2)
Susan Dmitri Lipczenko
teacher and Russian immigrant
30(2)
Julia Dubova
rebbetzin, domestic abuse counselor
32(4)
Hannah Weinberg
civic activist
36(2)
Elsie Frank
convert to Judaism, journalist
38(4)
Dr. Rachel Birtha Eitches
winner of religious harassment lawsuit
42(4)
Sue Willis
puppeteer, photographer
46(2)
Ida Jervis
homebirth midwife
48(2)
Alice Bailes
social worker
50(2)
Alice Conant
blind mother, attorney
52(2)
Rhonda Weiss
mother-daughter medical team
54(2)
Drs. Lila
Margaret Nachtigall
Rabbi Avis Miller
56(2)
Congresswoman
58(2)
Nita Lowey
Holocaust survivor
60(4)
Ethel Kleinman
shaitl designer
64(2)
Leah Lipman
Yiddish stage star
66(2)
Fraydele Oysher
klezmer violinist
68(2)
Alicia Svigals
marathon runner, philanthropist
70(2)
Judy Adler
mystery writer
72(2)
Rochelle Majer Krich
filmmaker
74(4)
Marcia Jarmel
mohel
78(4)
Dr. Marjorie Cramer
director of mikveh society, zionist
82(4)
Ava Brand
recovering alcoholic, bal teshuvah
86(2)
Miriam Jacobs
community worker
88(2)
Sarah Portnoy
comedian
90(4)
Lotus Weinstock
choreographer
94(2)
Liz Lerman
101-year-old bat mitzvah
96(2)
Sydell Laskowitz
mother of HIV-positive son
98(4)
Patricia Lunior
Nobel Prize winner
102(2)
Dr. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Orthodox feminist writer
104(2)
Blu Greenberg
jewish renewal leader
106(4)
Phyllis Ocean Berman
children's TV star
110(2)
Shari Lewis
Girl Scout troop leader
112(2)
Sherry Rosen
saleswoman, breast-feeding activist
114(2)
Pamela Monheimer
Judge, Cuban immigrant
116(2)
Aida Wasserstein
Ladino singers
118(4)
Flory Jagoda
Lori Jagoda Lowell
Jewish educator, rebbetzin
122(2)
Ruth Bernards
conflict resolution consultant
124(2)
Reena Bernards
expert on Jewish women's prayers
126(4)
Jennifer Breger
bal teshuvah
130(4)
Lisa Beltz
psychotherapist, musician
134(2)
Nancy Helman-Shneiderman
cookbook author and TV host
136(2)
Joan Nathan
mother of triplets
138(2)
Roni Toporovsky
volunteer
140(2)
Lee Wolf
Jewish community worker
142(2)
Rhoda Shea Wolfson
Glossary 144


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