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The “Tiger mother” vs. the Jewish mother: The dangers of stereotypes

The "Tiger mother" vs. the Jewish mother: The dangers of stereotypes

Amy Chua’s article in The Wall Street Journal last week, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” has stirred up a firestorm of comment, with literally thousands of mothers and their friends weighing in on Chua’s harsh treatment of her daughters—an approach Chua defines as “Chinese” as opposed to a more permissive “Western” strategy. Inevitably, a comparison to the famed Jewish mother

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Frusturated Howl of the Jewish Mother

Frusturated Howl of the Jewish Mother

… in the last few weeks about Amy Chua’s shocking mothering memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother!

The explosion began with Chua’s piece in the Washington Post called “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” where she proudly announced her strict parenting regimen of three-hour violin and piano practice sessions, shame-inducing insults and a no-sleepovers-or-anything-fun-EVER policy for her two daughters. Chua insists that the kind of cruel discipline present in first and second …

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You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother

You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother

… illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture–the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely involved in the lives of her children. Antler traces the odyssey of this compelling personality through decades of American culture. She reminds us of a time when Jewish

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The Portable Jewish Mother: Guilt, Food, And … When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren

The Portable Jewish Mother: Guilt, Food, And ... When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren

… complaints about your being single? Well then, here you go! All the kvetch-ing and moaning only a Jewish mother could provide.

Laurie Rozakis brings you the good, the bad, and the guilt with The Portable Jewish Mother. Serving up a healthy, heaping portion of Mom’s love and wisdom, all without the gefilte fish aftertaste. Complete with quizzes and recipes, myths and misconceptions, this book answers any and all questions you could ever have about Jewish mothers.

Even if your mom is a …

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Mother Lode Jewish Community in Angels Camp, California

Name:

Mother Lode Jewish Community

Address1:

P.O. Box 1142

Address2:

City:

Angels Camp

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94222

Type:

Reform

Tel:

209-533-1650

Fax:

209-881-0336

Services:

Fri Evening Services

Website:

http://www.MotherlodeJC.org/

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Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Not all recent acts of vandalism against the Montreal Jewish community have been made public, the head of the Montreal Jewish Federation Combined Jewish Appeal’s security coordinating committee has disclosed.

Recent media reports have focused on anti-Semitic incidents directed at five synagogues and a school on January 16. However, the head of the committee, Rabbi Reuven Poupko, told The Jerusalem Post that there were other acts of …

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A Jewish Miss America—What Are the Chances?

A Jewish Miss America—What Are the Chances?

Growing up with a feminist mother who also happened to own a modeling agency, I am no stranger to the paradox of the Miss America pageant. Yes, for 90 years it’s been about pretty girls with stupendous orthodontia parading around in nude pantyhose and bathing suits and high heels. But it’s also about talent, presence and community service and scholarship—the winner gets her post-graduate college education fully …

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Jewish leader: Palestinian state declaration not a defeat

Gabriel Zaliasnik, president of the Jewish community in Chile, thinks Israel’s Foreign Ministry is making a big mistake.

Having spent the last few weeks battling local pro-Palestinian groups in an effort to influence his government not to recognize Palestinian statehood, Zaliasnik believes the statement that eventually emerged from Santiago last Friday accepting Palestinian independence while acknowledging Israel’s right …

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Arizona’s first Jewish Congresswoman with attitude

Arizona's first Jewish Congresswoman with attitude

… Congressional district, French horn player and wife of an astronaut.”

Only near the end of the article did the Times mention another unusual fact about Gabrielle Giffords: that she was the state’s first Jewish congresswoman.

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Is Robert Gibbs Jewish?

Is Robert Gibbs Jewish?

… with their six-year-old son. Gibbs’ parents now live in Apex, North Carolina, where his mother Nancy is acquisitions director for the libraries at Duke University.

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Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

… both secular and religious music. The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks by Iranian Jewish artists now living in Israel, Europe and the United States.

“We are deeply honored and excited that Beit Hatefutsoth will be the first to expose the fascinating life of Persian Jewry, which to date has not received the full attention it deserves,” said Irina Nevzlin Kogan, president of the NADAV Foundation, Beit Hatefutsoth’s major benefactor.

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Eating Jewish: Chinese Food and Christmas

… suggesting what to make for holiday (read, Christmas) meals. On the other hand, a read through Jewish newspapers, magazines and blogs leads one to find articles discussing the relationship between Jews and Chinese food that has long defined Christmas for many in the community.

The Jew and the Carrot have a short video about the history of this relationship, while an article in Tablet entitled “Jewish Christmas” discusses the modernization of this tradition happening at the Mile …

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss.

After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, synagogue affiliations, and family charitable requests.  A …

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First Chief Rabbi for the 150-member Jewish community of Albania

… and the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE), an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Jewish communities in Europe.

During the meeting the RCE expressed to Berisha its gratitude for the fact that the Albanians helped in sheltering and saving many Jews during the Holocaust.

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Knesset, Jewish world come together in ‘moment of truth’

… had requested that the Knesset committee aid in organizing and centralizing the mobilization of Jewish communities to help restore the Carmel.

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What is the Jewish Population of Laptopistan?

… in the Times of Atlas Cafe, a laptop hangout in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which as we all know is a Jewish neighborhood. He calls the locale, Laptopistand and explains why in vivid and charming detail. So we assume by the location that the Jewish population of the this domain is quite high.

At least one citizen, mentioned by name has Jewish credentials, though we have not confirmed further his tribal affiliations, and his mini-profile gives you a sense of the bouncy tone of the article

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MKs mull bill to recognize, fund pluralistic Jewish studies

… and representatives of Midreshet, a chain of 22 pluralistic organizations involved in shaping a Jewish- Israeli identity primarily through various study frameworks, took part in the study session.

Committee chairman Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) was joined by MKs Yohanan Plesner (Kadima) and Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) for the third event of its kind this year.

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Jewish groups condemn effort to ban circumcision

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San Francisco-area Jewish organizations condemned a proposed ballot measure to outlaw Jewish ritual circumcision in the city.

The Anti-Defamation League, the local Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee together issued a statement expressing “great concern” about the proposed measure, which would make the practice of brit milah, or …

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Lord’s Prayer ‘totally Jewish,’ says US theological expert

Lord’s Prayer ‘totally Jewish,’ says US theological expert

… widely considered to undergird the foundation of Christianity, “is utterly, totally, fully Jewish — there’s nothing in it that is particularly Christian,” a theological expert said.

John Dominic Crossan, a former Catholic priest and now professor at DePaul University, articulates this thesis in the latest of his 26 books, “The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer,” released last week by HarperOne. Crossan is one of the foremost …

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Homeland Security advises Jewish institutions

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised Jewish institutions on protecting themselves from terrorist threats.

About 500 Jewish agencies joined a 75-minute conference call on Wednesday focusing on security. The call was organized after the thwarted mail-bomb threat against two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network, the central agency for Jewish communal security, said …

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Jewish candidates secure major wins in House, Senate

… from President Barack Obama’s Democrats and secured major gains in the Senate on Tuesday, Jewish candidates from both sides of the political spectrum also saw some impressive victories.

California Senator Barbara Boxer (D) won her re-election bid, pulling in 50.1 percent of the vote compared to 44.2% for former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina.

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Jewish Marriages

Jewish Marriages

… be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.’ Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.(Genesis 2:18-24)

They say that “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language, could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence? Some say that the day you get married is the day you commit suicide, But whatever the truth and the answer to that questions is, man and woman are destined to be together since the …

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A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

… Urim Publications

Foreword by Rabbi Yehuda Henkin

A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life was written to help married — or about to be married — couples of all ages learn the halachot of taharat hamishpachah, the laws of Jewish marital life. In addition, particular emphasis was placed on achieving an understanding of the interplay between Jewish law and women’s health issues throughout the life cycle.

Deena R. Zimmerman MD MPH IBCLC is a physician with …

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The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt

The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

Ruth Andrew Ellenson

Publisher: Plume

Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection.

Includes original essays on:

• Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man

• Not Calling Your Mother

• Marrying a German

• Failing to Supply Enough Grandchildren

• Learning to RSVP No

• And many other guilty pleasures.. …

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Moadim Lesimcha: Explorations into the Jewish Holidays

Moadim Lesimcha: Explorations into the Jewish Holidays

… by vandals – the husband and children are trembling in fear in some corner and eating while the mother glares at them like a drill sergeant. Is this preparation for Pesach?! Is this educating children?! No, it is a reign of terror with the mother as Pharaoh presiding.

In Moadim LeSimcha, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner fuses spiritual, scholarly and practical perspectives, and sheds light on issues central to our religious consciousness and being. As Rabbi Aviner delves into the reasons for, and the …

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The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish

The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish

… And how do you deal with Santa envy–let alone the entire month of December?

As any modern Jewish parent knows, balancing family traditions and the realities of contemporary culture can be incredibly challenging.

Answering questions both old and new, Jewish and secular, internationally syndicated parenting columnist and award-winning Jewish educator and mother of four, Sharon Duke Estroff illuminates the ways that Jewish tradition can be used to form a lasting, emotional safety net …

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One Baby Step at a Time: Seven Secrets of Jewish Motherhood

… that will uplift, validate, and provide practical suggestions to improve the life of every Jewish mother. In this sequel to her critically-acclaimed book Expecting Miracles, author Chana (Jenny) Weisberg describes the seven ancient Jewish secrets that have enabled Jewish women throughout the millennia to infuse their mothering lives with more happiness, fulfillment, and spirituality.

About the Author:

Chana (Jenny) Weisberg is the author of Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and …

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Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family

Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family

… traditional matzoh balls and Judy’s contemporary version with shiitake mushrooms. Cooking Jewish gathers recipes from five generations of a food-obsessed family into a celebratory saga of cousins and kasha, Passover feasts � the holiday has its own chapter � and crossover dishes. And for all cooks who love to get together for coffee and a little something, dozens and dozens of desserts: pies, cakes, cookies, bars, and a multitude of cheesecakes; Rugelach and Hamantaschen, …

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1,000 Jewish Recipes

1,000 Jewish Recipes

Faye Levy

Publisher: IDG Books Worldwide

A celebration of Jewish kosher cooking and tradition, this expert cookbook offers all the recipes and information any cook needs to celebrate Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and many other Jewish holidays.

Excerpted from 1,000 Jewish Recipes by Faye Levy. Copyright � 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved

Recipes, p.88 Smoked Whitefish Spread Makes about 6 servings

In many homes smoked fish is a …

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of Jewish life – religious, secular and everything in …

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