Judy Bolton-Fasman


Quitting My Meds, Slowly

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

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A Havana Love Story for Purim

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

A Havana Love Story for Purim
Nothing in Brooklyn could rival the formal dances in Havana at the Patronato de la Communidad Hebreo de Cuba. And nothing in the world could rival the exquisite Purim Ball of 1954 at the Patronato. Although my nineteen-year old mother was not selected as the Queen Esther of the ball that night, she was one of Esther’s four attendants — a very high honor for a girl whose father couldn’t afford to buy the title for her. It was also the night she fell in love with Manuel. She was wearing a black sleeveless velvet gown that her mother made for her, the neckline studded with tiny, starry rhinestones.Read More


A Monster Love Story

By Judy Bolton-Fasman


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When A Nice Jewish Boy Marries Out

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

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How Katha Pollitt Helped Me Break Abortion Silence

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

A woman shouts claiming for her abortion right during a demonstration in Madrid, Spain // Getty Images Read More



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