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Sylvia Rothchild

Sylvia Rothchild

Selma Applebaum, and I are neighbors but not friends. We’re not a pair. When my father saw her he said, “A pretty little woman! She...

Home for Pesach! It has a good sound, like home for Christmas, or for Thanksgiving, or the Fourth of July. Where is home? Home is...

Celia Abrams stood in the middle of the room with her hand over her mouth. “God in heaven,” she said to herself, “what is a...

In March, the forsythia buds swell and the ice in our unpaved driveway turns to mud that tugs at the soles of our shoes. Swarms...

The trees were ablaze. The water was on fire. Anna Cooperman spent her days sitting on the bank of the Charles River or the pond...

Judaism as Historical Process Festivals of the Jewish Year. by Theodor H. Gaster. Sloane. 308 pp. $4.00.   There have been many books published about the observance and history of...

Grandma Klein did not put her paper down until she was ready for supper. She had been reading all afternoon, her glasses low on her...

Old people—especially those who do not suffer ailments sufficiently acute to require active attention—are the forgotten ones of our society. Among Jews, where the tradition...

Martha and Joe Shur walked along the bay for an hour before they decided to take the apartment. They had seen so many and decided...

Sylvia Rothchild’s grandfather was one of the millions who left the hard life of 19th-century Europe to find a new life, by no means easy,...

Freedom’s Deadly Fruit In The Morning Light. by Charles Angoff. Beechhurst. 736 pp. $4.50.   In The Morning Light is the second of Charles Angoff’s books about the Polansky family,...

The ringing woke Estelle at ten o’clock on Sunday morning. She stumbled half asleep to the door but found no one there. The ringing continued...