Letty Cottin Pogrebin on the First Women's Seder in New York (1976)
"In 1976, we started small. At our first seder, thirteen of us sat in a circle at Phyllis Chesler's apartment and introduced ourselves as we would every year thereafter, by our matrilineage: `I am Letty, daughter of Ceil, who was the daughter of Jenny.'"
"...Esther asked us who our real mothers are, who comforts and nurtures us now?"
"One woman said Martha Graham, the dancer, mothered her goals; another credited her art teacher; I named my husband, Bert, realizing quite suddenly that his unconditional love had replaced my mother's."
-- Taken from Debra, Golda, and Me. Being Female and Jewish in America 1991 by Letty Cottin Pogrebin.
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