Judy Bolton-Fasman


When Yom Kippur Prayers Don't Help Grieving

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

Rosh Hashanah prayers, as depicted in the 18th century // Copyright Wikimedia Commons Read More


A Farewell to Parenting Columns

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

The author, center, with her children Anna and Adam, in 2014. // Photo courtesy of Judy Bolton-Fasman Read More


Joanna Rakoff's 'Salinger Year'

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

Joanna Rakoff Read More


Tova Mirvis's 'Visible City'

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

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Reciting Kaddish, As A Daughter

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

In late August, The Sisterhood launched a series examining the role of women in Jewish mourning traditions. Grieving for a loved one is fiercely personal; doing so as a woman, guided by Jewish laws and rituals, can be comforting or restricting, depending on one’s experience. We asked you, Sisterhood readers, to share your stories. Many people responded. Some women felt marginalized, even alienated, by their limited roles in the mourning process. Others felt invigorated and strengthened, and found deep comfort in community. What resulted was a portrait of Jewish female mourning. This series — comprised of essays from writers and submissions from readers — will appear on The Sisterhood blog this week. This is the fourth and final post in that series. —Abigail Jones Read More



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