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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
AM5R_womens_lib.jpg From the Boardroom to the Bedroom by LouiseSilk
Required seeing for every American is this new series by PBS: MAKERS: Women Who Make America . It is a riveting three hour tale of the history of the social revolution for women from the 50s throug...
A8J_follow_your_heart.jpg Choosing Wisely by LouiseSilk
There has been lots of discussion as a result of my blog about my gallbladder surgery in relation to the Time article: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us . Mostly, everyone doubts the possibility of ...
12OV_Hanes_tee_shirts.JPG It’s True: You Actually Do Get What You Pay For by LouiseSilk
Steve needed some new undershirts and bought a Hanes five pack for $13.00 from Walmart . He was so disappointed in their poor construction and inferior material that he complained to Hanes customer...
ESGA_smores_fondue.jpg The Melting Pot by LouiseSilk
Visiting Michigan this week, the one place the family wanted to experience was the interactive dining experience at a restaurant called The Melting Pot .  As they say “There's just something about ...
2UA9_Salt_Sugar_Fat_COVER.jpg A National Epidemic by LouiseSilk
In 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that shed new light on America’s weight gain. The subjects, 120,877 women and men, were all professionals in the health field. Using d...
J9R4_timemagazine.jpg The Cost of A Gallbladder by LouiseSilk
For the record, the bills for my emergency gallbladder surgery this past December keep coming. To date of the total $7906.11 billed, my Highmark insurance paid 75% leaving me with an outstanding bi...
Purim in Poland 1942 Purim in the Ghetto by LouiseSilk
When Purim time comes around I am particularly sensitive to women’s issues as shown by my blog last year and this thoughtful article from Lilith Magazine . Then I did a great deal of research for m...
6RAT_Rabbi_Hurvitz.jpg In The Lineage of a Torah Scholar by LouiseSilk
This week I received an email from a family genealogist who had found some taped interviews I made with my father and his two brothers back in 1998 .  In it my Uncle Sam referred to his great-uncle...
6F4J_Matthew_and_Mary.jpg Good Bye Matthew by LouiseSilk
I can guarantee that the structure of the show is the same. It’s these 20 to 25 really beloved characters with their intertwined stories and a mixture of drama, comedy and warm romance. And I can t...
17S2_westernwallwomen.jpg Strike, Dance, Rise, Demand by LouiseSilk
If I had been in Israel on Monday, I would have definitely been among the several hundred women participating in the Rosh Hodesh prayer service at the Western Wall . After the service, police detai...