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‘Same Person, Different Package’

A mother and son share their story of unconditional love

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My Journey Into Motherhood

When a litter of kittens was born on my doorstep, I took stock of the family I’d formed—and lost

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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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What Would Freud Say About Mother’s Day?

Talking with Daphne Merkin about ‘American mishegas’

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Sundown: Prime Prime Minister

Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more

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All About My Mother’s Day

On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave

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My Mother’s Loving Silence

A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.

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Mourning My Mother, Finally

For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

A Jewish joke-that’s-not

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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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Don’t Forget What’s On Sunday

Hint: Call your mother!