Winter 2014-2015

Marching Through Time

Known or unknown sperm donors? Discuss.  Checking out the Israeli army for a daughter. Getting to know Linda McCartney. Leaving Lubavitch and happy on horseback in Mongolia. Jewish women in real estate crack that steel ceiling.

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Excuse Me: Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Food

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Liana Finck’s graphic novel is A Bintel Brief. She writes and draws a monthly column for The Forward and her cartoons appear irregularly in The New Yorker. Her graphic blog — “Excuse... Read more »

Sweet Charity

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“Do you know Aimee Rothstein is dying?” My heart flutters as if tickled. Or maybe it is only the lamb nuzzling my palm as it searches for food. “What?” “Cancer,”... Read more »

The Courtship of the Known Donor

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In the dining room of my family’s home, my fiancée’s fingers interwoven with mine, my mother across from us was ablaze with wild ideas as she announced, “You both should... Read more »

One Woman’s Resumé

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Objective: to be determined (skills in order of acquisition) 1961: age five • Can tell time with my stomach. • Can wake before Mama, Daddy, Amy, or Debbie, pad into... Read more »

Real Estate Wasn’t Genteel for Daughters

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I come from a family that has owned New York City real estate for three generations. Not a lot: we have shares in two Manhattan office buildings that were built... Read more »

Linda McCartney, Another Tough Woman

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Linda McCartney, unlike Yoko, was white and blonde. Like Yoko, she was hard to put in a box. She is closely identified with the 1960s, during which she took classic... Read more »

Strange Comfort

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One day, a week after my second chemo treatment for my fourth bout with cancer, I was feeling all right and decided to take the T to Newbury Street in... Read more »

Acharai! [Follow Me!]

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When my daughter Yael was 17, I checked out her army just as I had checked out nursery schools, junior highs and high schools. Like all secular Jewish Israeli girls,... Read more »

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