Articles by Michal bat Makhir


Jewish Mothers, Way Back When: A Visual Midrash

Photos  by Judith Pavlik. Torah offers enough about the patriarchs that we can surmise Esau needed a better razor than Jacob, and Abraham was hospitable. But Torah is less forthcoming about the matriarchs. From Sophie Portnoy to Helen Seinfeld, strong, vibrant Jewish mothers have long made their mark on us. Were our imahot, our matriarchs,…

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