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Jennifer Fox on Love, American Style

…she attended a Quaker school and developed close friendships with some of the school’s few African-American students. For Fox, these friendships created an enduring interest in African-American life. Fox also…

Wisdom of Sephardic Sages

…Iraqi Kurdistan. “It’s in between the lines in how people talk about Mizrahim. There is a lack of awareness about racism” Tamar says.  Tamar identifies as a Sephardic Jew because…

The Strength of Tamar

…to resist the Mighty One,” he said sadly. I respected him because he could see beyond himself and his pain. “This is my decision,” he said. “Onan will be Tamar’s…

Choosing to Be a Foster Mom

…and Mai have flourished, in no small part because my parents sponsored them. Sam Fox, Bev Fox, Thai Tran, Mai Tran, 1979. But both of these examples from my own…

Young Israelis Make Waves In NYC

…school. I am in a combined BA and BFA program at New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and the Lang College for Liberal Arts. TAMAR: With so much going…

True Lives in Israel

…Books, $21.99) features Tamar and Orli, childhood friends living in Jerusalem in the early days of statehood. The two become lovers, separate, and then reunite—after Tamar’s husband Eli, abandoning their…

Fox: Poems 1998-2000

In Fox: Poems 1998-2000 (WW. Norton & Co., $21) Adrienne Rich can no longer be accused of favoring a feminist polemic over the art of poetry. As she writes in…

Low-Touch Parenting

…when I allow myself a few private moments of grief—were the moments of watching her do something that had nothing to do with me. Tamar Fox is a writer and…