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Posts Tagged ‘Red Thread Magazine’

Dear Debra

Dear Debra, Through the years, I have given birthday and Chanukah gifts to my nephew’s son and daughter. They used to live in-state and moved away a few years ago. When they lived here, I would at least get a phone call from my nephew’s wife thanking me for our gifts.  Since they’ve been gone,…

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Jewfro: The Game of Huntington Woods

Lately, I find myself talking less about why I don’t live in certain places — Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, New York, Oz — and more about why I do live in Huntington Woods. We’ve called “The Woods” home for eight years (an eternity to my nomadic friends, scarcely a long weekend for some of my neighbors)…

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Quick Click: Vignettes from the Jewish News Archives, June 4, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 is over, but before the holiday is too far in the past, we should also honor the women who served and died. Women entered the military in large numbers in World War II. Certainly, women — including Jewish women — served in combat zones prior to WWII. Ethel Gladstone, for example, was…

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Dear Debra: Advice To A Grieving Father

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, On more than one occasion, when we mention where our adopted infant daughter was born, (we are now an interracial family; ours was an international adoption) we are asked, “But how will she understand you? You are going to have to…

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Jewfro: Three People I Want To Be When I Grow Up This Week

Even though I’ve never taken to yoga (the practice, not the pants; I love the pants), I have learned to notice when the light within someone else honors the light within me. Here are three people who lit my fire this week: Wendy Hernandez is 16 years old, which makes me older than two Wendy…

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Dear Debra, Feb. 26, 2015

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, I just received an invitation to a baby shower for my sister-in-law. I was raised with the tradition that Jewish moms wait until after the baby is born and all is OK before bringing gifts into the house. Sister-in-law and I…

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Jewfro: Choosing Choices

If 2015 is the future (so sayeth Back to the Future II), then the present and the years ahead seem like they will be governed by one thing (not apes) more than anything else: choice. I’m not the first or smartest person to think about choice — expanding choices, the paradox of choice, the impact…

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Dear Debra: Advice To A Frustrated Mom

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, Just a few years post-college, our son has become quite financially successful. He recently told my husband and me of a generous (five-figure) donation he made to a charity. He has long supported other causes as well. While we are proud…

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Jewfro: Our Jewish Community Center: Defining Reality

Oct. 30 will mark 50 years since Jimmy Prentis Morris and three other boys were driving home from a University of Michigan Football game when they were struck by a train at an unguarded railroad crossing. Following that tragedy, the Morris family’s wish was that the gym named for their son at the Oak Park…

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Dear Debra

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us  or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, My mother has told me that she doesn’t want her sister to attend her funeral. Mother is ill but certainly not on her death bed. My aunt is a real scene maker and has been nasty to my mother for as…

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