Author: Lilly Gelman

Beshert | My Great-Aunt and I

11:48 27 February in Beshert, Latest
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I’m named after my great-aunt Lillian, my maternal grandmother’s older sister. She was born in Paris, France, in 1938 and moved to Brooklyn, New York with her parents in 1939. From the pictures I’ve seen and stories I’ve heard, Aunt Lillian was a gem—intelligent, vivacious,...

Jewish Objects Project

20:22 19 February in Uncategorized
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In our Winter 2020 issue, Moment opinion columnist Letty Cottin Pogrebin wrote about the Jewish relationship to stuff: “Jews have a complex relationship with our things. We’re savers; we don’t throw stuff away,” she wrote. When her daughter hired a personal organizing service to help Pogrebin...