For the Yiddishe Mamas

Nu, such a lovely tribute to the Jewish mother, acknowledging the endless chores and sacrifices of motherhood. Even if the serene mother in this video has not a hair in her sheitel out of place nor does her frying pan contain a speck of stubborn cooked-on gristle.

And nevermind that it’s basically a promo for Israeli company Wissotzky Tea. Though the lady exudes the calm that I couldn’t achieve even with a column of Xanax, the low-pro product placement keeps it classy:

Tea makes a nice Mother’s Day present, no doubt. I loooooves me some tea. Every day. With milk and honey.

But, as I argue in this week’s Civil Society Column, there is no greater gift to the modern mother than…birth control.

Read it here.

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