Search the amazon.com Web site for “Jewish mothers” and 6,075 hits come up. Including a related title, “Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother.”
That’s the new book by Marnie Winston-Macauley, a Flushing-born author who lives in Las Vegas and set out to investigate and shatter the often-unflattering stereotypes about the Jewish mother.
As summer arrives, young people dream of adventure, thoughts of cruises and road trips and theme parks dancing in their heads.
For all too many these days, dreaming and thoughts are all they’re going to get.
Among the fondest memories of my childhood are driving down the East Coast to Florida in my father’s big Chevy Impala (the minivan of its time), stopping at almost every point of interest in between; driving up north to Toronto and Montreal, several trips to Israel and one out west to California, Arizona and Nevada.
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
James Besser in Washington
Just in case you haven’t read enough about mega-swindler Bernie Madoff, check the book-like article about many of his victims in the current Vanity Fair.
Needless to say, most of the victims interviewed are Jewish, and the tales are poignant, like the story of the wealthy physician’s widow who invested with Madoff and ended up working as a kind of maid.