Contributed by Roberta Israeloff

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Family Matters March 7, 2019

The Shopping Trip

Showing Up Is Its Own Reward

Sometimes you learn your most important life lessons from the person who most frustrates and disappoints you. Read more

Family Matters November 16, 2018

Past and Future

A Family Dinner Leads to Reflecting on a Legacy

To my mother, who inherited the holiday after my grandmother's death, producing the seder was nothing short of a colossal chore—a feeling she'd communicate... Read more

Family Matters August 30, 2016

The Unassignables

What Really Gets Handed Down in a Family?

A son’s decision to get married is a rite of passage for the entire family. Read more

Family Matters March 7, 2014

Reading the Lake

After 30 Years, a Sanctuary is Threatened

Our heads may tell us that we need to embrace inevitable changes as we grow older, but our hearts often tell a different story. Read more

Family Matters July 1, 2012

Mozart Redux

Not All Families are Related by Blood

Not all families are related by blood. Read more

Family Matters November 1, 2011

The Fundamental Things

The times and tides of 33 years of marriage

The times and tides of 33 years of marriage Read more

Family Matters May 1, 2011

Lost, and Found

Rediscovering a Subterranean Kingdom of Memories

Reconnecting with old memories in a father's special place. Read more

Family Matters January 1, 2010

Swept Away

Discovering the world of the senses

A young woman discovers the world of the senses. Read more

Roberta Israeloff

Roberta Israeloff is a freelance writer who lives and teaches writing in East Northport, New York.