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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.

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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.

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Gelt and Innocence

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

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To Grandmother’s House

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

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Bubbe Needs a Makeover

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

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Ham Hocks and Hellfire

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

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