Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist, and writing teacher with a focus on narratives of illness, trauma, and hardship.
By Judith Hannan
Family Separation Is Never Humane — Even When Parents Are Inmates
It is a Monday afternoon in early June. Three black vans sit idling in front of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan; sitting inside are mothers waiting to enjoy two hours with their children — making art, singing and playing. For these mothers, this isn’t an experience they can take for granted. They are inmates from…
My Big Fat Irish Bar Mitzvah
I made my first visit to Ireland more than 30 years ago. When I had married John a few months earlier, I had also wed his Celtic heritage, and was no longer a Goldberg, in name at least. My “Jewishness” became something that it was detected by no one but me. We went to a…
The college is Christian. Its point guard wears a yarmulke.
Conservative synagogue makes history with hiring of Hebrew Israelite clergy
It was the biggest painting in the world — how could it just disappear?
George Santos covered ‘Hallelujah’ — it’s been through worse
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Michigan GOP candidate who was raised Jewish now says she’s a Messianic Jew
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