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I'm 29, it’s Rosh Hashanah and I’m sitting in my grandmother’s shul with my family, listening to the story of Abraham's wife Sarah—still named Sarai at this point—who cannot conceive a…child with her husband. I sit next to my beloved grandmother, surrounded by parents, siblings, uncles and cousins. They are fidgeting, whispering, bored—adults and kids alike. Amidst their fidgeting, I am still: breathless, riveted, listening intently to Sarai’s story of barrenness, struggling to hold back my tears. That word—barren—hits me with a thud, a kick… >> Read More
Ahh, New York City's Upper West Side. Once the home of quirky book and bagel shops and slightly dilapidated but well-worn public spaces, it's now another nabe that's got as many chain stores and…glistening glass structures as a suburban mall. But even as pockets of uniqueness struggle to hold out against the tides of gentrification and change, we thought we'd take a nostalgic and very food-focused look back at growing up Jewish (or anything, honestly) in the neighborhood where the Sturgeon King reigns supreme, therapist offices and synagogues… >> Read More
Toni Siegel and her husband, Peter Sturtevant, had been married for 29 years when Peter, a former CBS television executive, was diagnosed with an unusually aggressive form of Parkinson’s…disease. Within months of the diagnosis, their lives were upended. They not only had to deal with Peter’s declining health, but also had to hire a 24-hour-a-day caregiver so that he could remain at home. Siegel and Sturtevant tell their story in “CARE,” a new film that showcases the growing care crisis in the United States.… >> Read More
Head over to your local farmer’s market or grocery store and pick up some crisp apples because the Jewish holidays are right around the corner. We’ve put together a list of the best ways to…celebrate including lots of free, family-friendly High Holiday services as well as other fun and non-traditional ways to observe the Jewish New Year. Our best wishes for a sweet and happy Jewish New Year to you and yours! >> Read More
“Where are you?” I desperately text, “I need to see you.” I’ve been following this person like a lovesick puppy for years—panicking when he takes off without telling me, bursting into…tears of relief when I find him once again. My dependency knows no bounds. Does he feel the same way about me? Not a chance. This is a thoroughly one-sided affair. “C,” as we’ll call him, holds the key to my youth, if not my heart. Behind a curtain, like the Great and Powerful Oz,… >> Read More