Ever wonder what Jewish porn star James Deen thinks of his mother?
We asked you to sum up your mother in just six words for Mother’s Day. Read our favorite submissions about the loving, complex and occasionally crazy-making person called mom.
Could you sum up your feelings about your mother in exactly six words? That’s right, just six little words. Because you know she’s worth it, bubbele!
MOTHER’S DAY: Allen Salkin wanted to do something special for his mother’s 70th birthday party. So he threw her very own art show, complete with gallery opening.
MOTHER’S DAY: Goldie Morgentaler recalls sparring with her mother, the Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, about English translations. It showed how much she cared about writing.
I am a new mother, but I am not a young mother. I am an old enough new mother, in fact, that my formative Mother’s Days date back to a hippie household in the early 1970s. Inside the walls of our little bohemian family enclave, calendar-driven sentiment was discouraged, even disparaged. But it wasn’t quite forbidden — if only because no behavior was really forbidden. So I always made a point of presenting Mom with handwritten poems and handmade cards on Mother’s Day.
Gail Simmons, Alan Richman, Melissa Clark, and Gabriella Gershenson will talk Jewish cuisine and the influence of their mother’s on their love of food in a program called “Like Mama Used to Make” this Sunday in Manhattan. [Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust]
Earlier this week, Molly Birnbaum wrote about her first writing teacher and the scent of Passover. Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: