WINTER 2018-9 COVER

Money and meaning, from teaching Hebrew school, to funding abortion, to changing your Jewish name for the workplace. • Three miscarriages and a crisis of faith. • Candidates get real after their concession speeches. • When your family breaks up with you (or vice versa). • A woman of advancing age starts to tell her truths about childhood.

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After the Concession Speech

Joan Roth with Sarah Seltzer. Photographs by Joan Roth.

While the media spotlight has, deservedly, focused on the winners of November’s mid-term elections, it would be ecologically foolhardy to turn all our attention away from the Jewish women who were defeated.

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Late Revelations: When Our Matriarchs Lose Their Filters

Bonnie Friedman

At the age of 90, my mother started speaking very differently about her mother. Her jaw tightened when she mentioned her.

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“Not On Speaking Terms.” Estrangement Inside Jewish Families

Ilana Kramer

After a family member cuts off contact, the ripples travel far. Kramer talks to initiators, those left behind, and some experts trying to unravel the mysteries of family fragmentation. 

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“And With All Your Might”

Julie Sugar

It’s not the three miscarriages that soured her relationship with God; her fertility struggle exposed the doubt that had already crept in. 

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Why Diversity Matters

Janet Wittes

A lesson for the "Mad Men" crowd.