Author: Estelle Feldman

Of Cholent and Queens

OK, I’ll admit it: Royalty these days is nothing but a puff of smoke and mirrors. But there I was, in the holy city of Jerusalem, a grandmother and retired community rebbetzin, glued to a small, borrowed TV on a Friday afternoon—trying to watch the Royal Wedding. Well, who doesn’t love a wedding? And here […]

A Delicate Balance: The Role of the Rebbetzin

The rebbetzin’s creed should be similar to that of the physician: “Above all, do no harm.” The rest is commentary. Now for the commentary. First, a definition: for the purposes of this little exposition, I presume that by the term “rebbetzin,” we are referring not to the wife of any man who has semichah, but […]