Mother's Day

The Broken Sidewalk: A Mother's Day Tribute

Even when I was only 5, my mother, Etta Levy, encouraged me, her blind son, to explore the area near our house.  She didn’t allow me to cross the street, but there was still plenty to discover.

The tree roots, searching for water underground, had cracked the sidewalk in many places.  The slight downward slope followed by the large upward bump informed me that I was in front of our basement window.  At the eastern edge of the property, I felt the pavement change to a different texture of concrete.  Farther along, the recently repaved sidewalk by Anthony’s house was miraculously smooth. 

Etta Levy, z''l. Courtesy of Michael Levy

A Mother's Day Tribute For Grandmothers: 6 Tips To Help Raise Grandchildren Who Have Autism

As Mother’s Day approaches, I begin to think about my two beloved grandmothers who played a huge role in my life. They helped shaped me in so many different ways and I cherish each and every memory of our time together. For grandmothers who have grandchildren diagnosed with autism, understanding the role they can play in their grandchild's life is not always clear. But their are many ways that with supports and education, those grandmothers can still make a wonderful impact in their grandchildren's lives. Here are some tips towards making that happen.

Marking Mother’s Day After Mother Is Gone

05/06/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

82 Ways to Tell Mom You Love Her.” “Don’t Forget about Mom!” “Tell Your Mother You Love Her.” “Make Sure Mom Gets the Message.”

Esther D. Kustanowitz

Mother's Day: The Fantasy And The Reality, With Autism

I wonder what Mother’s Day is like in other families. The ones without kids on the autism spectrum.

Motherhood is bliss! Right? Right? Fotolia

Tim Boxer: Outstanding Mother Awards

05/13/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As her mother is her role model, Debra Messing brought her to share the moment at the 35th annual Outstanding Mother Awards last week. “In honoring me you are really celebrating her,” Debra said.

Debra Messing and her mother Sandy at the Outstanding Mother Awards.  Photo by Tim Boxer

On Mother’s Day, Our Women Of Valor

05/08/2012
Editor And Publisher

Rare is the Jewish woman who is not praised as an Ayshet Chayil, a woman of valor, though too often it comes at her funeral, when she is not around to hear the rabbi intone from the Book of Proverbs.

“A woman of valor, who can find? Her worth is far beyond rubies…”

Gary Rosenblatt

All Kinds Of Mothers

A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, Jewish or not, who are raising Jewish kids!

And so as not to seem parochial, I will also add a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, regardless of what religion they are raising their children in, with the exception of monstrous child abusers like this family profiled in today’s New York Times.

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