Mother’s Day

Does the Ideal Mother Exist?

Our childhood experience is reflected in our adult talk about God.

Growing up with Two Moms: When Ima Isn’t Jewish

A Protestant-raised mom helps decorate her daughter's siddur.

Mothers, Judaism’s Heroes

What does it mean to be hero in Judaism, and who to me represents that more than anyone? For me, a ...

Celebrating Motherhood Jewish Style

With Mother’s Day approaching, let’s take a moment to celebrate mothers. There is no single vision of the Jewish mother. ...

What the Bible Says About Mother’s Day

“My husband forgot Mother’s Day flowers, so I had sex with another man.” So wrote an anonymous woman disappointed in ...

An Open Letter to Mom, From Her Gay Son

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to write a letter to my mom thanking her for the actions she ...

My Son, My Hero

“Mom!” My sixteen year old son, Sage, announced excitedly to me at a Bat Mitzvah party this past weekend, a ...

My Jewish Mother the Hero

My family has always been the foundation of my life. I have very strong bonds with both my parents. Over ...

“But What Do Your Parents Think?” (Part II)

Happy (Almost) Father’s Day! Here is our second installment of “But What Do Your Parents Think?” This time, we’re sharing ...

“But What Do Your Parents Think?” (Part I)

Around Mother’s Day last month, we started wondering what the Jewish mothers (and fathers!) thought about their sons and daughter ...