Susan Weidman Schneider with photographs by Joan Roth

Dr. Ruth Still Has the Answers

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 4.20.56 PMShe came to the U.S. not, she makes clear, as a Holocaust survivor. “I am a Holocaust orphan, not a survivor.” Dr. Ruth Westheimer is very clear about many things, including the importance of “sexual literacy.” She has been dispensing her wisdom on sex for decades—in numerous books, on radio and t.v., from the theater stage (well, with someone playing her in “Being Dr Ruth”). And for Joan Roth and me a few weeks ago, from the living room of the memento-filled apartment in upper Manhattan where she has lived for 55 years.

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