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‘Same Person, Different Package’

A mother and son share their story of unconditional love

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Cancer Drove a Mother and Daughter Apart, and Brought Them Back Together

Facing serious illness, Alice Eve Cohen welcomes a ghost into her life in her new memoir, ‘The Year My Mother Came Back’

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Meeting Judge Judy—America’s Jewish Mother

TV’s most popular judge always reminded me of my mom. Last year, the two ‘no-nonsense broads’ met in person and hit it off.

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A Seder of My Own

After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition

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The Last Jewish Mother on Television

‘The Big Bang Theory’ marks the end of an era. But Asian-American mothers may pick up where Jewish mothers left off.

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How Motherhood Changes Mother’s Day

My mother and I used to be at each other’s throats; now everything is different

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Imagining the Lives of the Jewish Mothers Behind Famous Jews

How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally

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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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‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Will Make You Feel Better About Your Mother

Behind the voodoo of TV’s witchy-est show, schlock therapy that could come back to haunt you

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Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

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After My Mother Died, Another Woman Took Me Under Her Jewish Wing

When I converted to Judaism, I found the ‘Jewish mother’ I never had—a woman who resembled my own mom in surprising ways

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My Jewish Child

My son, conceived with donated sperm, is Jewish—no matter what rabbis say

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Daybreak: Yeshiva Kids Booted From Plane

Plus Knesset crack-up, Weiner won’t play ball at debate, and more

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Bubbe Elizabeth the Second

When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?

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Worry Like a Jewish Mother

Simple guidelines for making moms neurotic, from Marge Simpson’s favorite magazine, Fretful Mother

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Helpless

The nebbish is the bumbling caricature of a Jewish male, embodied by figures like Woody Allen and George Costanza. Where did he come from?

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The Filmmaker’s Mother

Follow-up documentary explores complex mother-daughter relationship

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Roman nature

How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother

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What Is Missing

Mark Strand, the former poet laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has given up poetry and turned to making art. He talks about his work, Jewish mothers, absence, and Israel.

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Remembering

This year Mother’s Day falls on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day. For one motherless daughter, the coincidence brings up comparisons she can’t ignore.

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Family Plea

This coming Sunday marks Mother’s Day. Instead of flowers or treats, a writer offers up some decidedly unconventional prayer.

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Mistaken Identity

My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it

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