August 11, 1991 |
In 1978, the New York Times published a story entitled "Christmas Comes to a Jewish Home," describing the "sacred event" of Christmas in a nominally Jewish household, complete with trimmed tree and readings from Dylan Thomas. Shocked readers denounced the article's "tooth-fairy theology." Anne Roiphe, its author, was taken aback.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1992
I would like to give accolades to Anne Roiphe for defining the Shamir and Sharon government precisely for what it is--an orchestrated impediment to peace in the Middle East. The game that they're playing, in the world arena, of not playing by the rules (of the U.N. and Geneva Convention), and then thumbing their noses at the judges and world spectators, does immeasurable harm to the state of Israel, and the many peace-loving Jewish people, such as Roiphe. I know some extremist will readily call these views anti-Semitic.
December 24, 1995 |
WOMEN ON DIVORCE: A Bedside Companion edited by Penny Kaganoff and Susan Spano. (Harcourt Brace: $22; 195 pp.) In case you haven't heard, according to the editors of this compelling anthology, the numbers are as follows: "nearly a third of all women who marry between the ages of 20 and 44 get divorced. What is more, half of all second marriages end in divorce."
December 11, 1988
Elaine Kendall's congratulatory review of Anne Roiphe's study of the Holocaust, "A Season for Healing" (Book Review, Nov. 27), is a distressing inversion and distortion of the significance of that unique tragedy. Rather than commend Roiphe for slipping the planned murder of 6 million Jews into the larger context of 100 million murdered in this century, Kendall should re-examine the notion that sees only a quantitative difference between the Holocaust and other manifestations of brutality.
December 26, 1985 |
Your Child's Mind: The Complete Guide to Infant and Child Emotional Well-Being by Herman Roiphe MD and Anne Roiphe (St. Martin's/Marek: $19.95); First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child by Stanley Greenspan MD and Nancy Thorndike Greenspan (Viking: $17.95).
September 20, 1996 |
You'd think that with all the sparkling, supportive dialogue about work and mothering, including Louise Erdrich's "The Blue Jay's Dance," Anne Lamott's "Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year" and now Anne Roiphe's "Fruitful" (to name one one-thousandth of the really fine gross national product) that we could have a law encouraging corporations with more than 15 employees to have on-site day care.