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Mothers & daughters

Last updated: 2003-10-15

Michelle (centre) with mum

Michelle (centre) with mother and cousin

A 29-year-old writer is looking for women across the UK for a unique book, to create a photo-journalistic tribute celebrating the relationship between Jewish mothers and daughters.

Michelle Rosenberg from north London is exploring the history and role of Jewish women for her Mothers and Daughters, Generation to Generation project.

"I come from a very strong family background, where the women have always played centre stage in keeping everyone together," Michelle explained to SomethingJewish. "When my grandma died, someone commented that she was the last matriarch of the family. That phrase really struck a chord."

Michelle has already started the book by taking pictures of and conducting interviews with female friends and family, compiling the best of the material for publication.

"I want the interviews and photos to evoke a real sense of family and history," she said. "I want to find out what women today feel they have learnt from their mothers and grandmothers and whether they'll pass on those lessons to their own children."

According to Michelle, one fascinating aspect of the book will look at the changing face of Jewish women.

If you would like to take part in the project, Michelle can be reached by:
tel: 07712 045 046.