daughters. Fathers no longer
tutored sons in the ways of
Judaism (sometimes, because
they knew no more about the
religion than did the sons),
but they did expect that sons
would go to college and find
a profession. Daughters were
often an adornment, a
trinket. Feminist author
Susan Weidman Schneider
has written that a daughter
"can be the best symbol of the
father having made it. If his
son goes to an Ivy League
school, perhaps the son's own
efforts have been involved in
some way. If a daughter
dresses well, only the father's
wealth is responsible."
Weidman even blames the
over-indulgent Jewish father
-- not the Jewish mother —
for that spoiled rotten image
of the Jewish daughter, the
Jewish American Princess. If
correct, that could mean that
Jewish fathers' roles did not
toward daughters have not
budged one whit from the
days of the Babylonian
Talmud, which mused that "a
daughter is a vain treasure to
But all these changes in the
Jewish fathers' role did not
mean that they loved their
children any less than did
more traditional Jewish
fathers. In a new land and
under new circumstances,
they just loved them different-
ly. As author Faye Moskowitz
said, "My father worked
seven days a week, and my
moments with him were very
precious. I loved him without
question and knew he loved
me without question and I
didn't question that love."
Moskowitz especially recall-
ed the special alliance bet-
ween her and her father.
When she misbehaved,
Moskowitz's mother would
frequently say, "Wait until
you're father gets home. He'll
Moskowitz, "he didn't 'kill'
me. He was my ally and
would often complain with
me about my mother."
JUNE 1989 ESTATE AUCTION
FRIDAY, June 23, 7:00 p.m. • SATURDAY, June 24, 11:00 a.m. • SUNDAY, June 25, 12:00 noon
GEORGIAN AND AMERICAN SILVER COLLEC-
TION, 18th AND 19th CENTURY.
MEISSEN BLUE ONION DINNER SERVICE, 104 pcs.
Featuring the extensive art glass collection of
a Fort Wayne, Indiana family.
Exhibition begins Monday, June 19, 1989, 9:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. and continues daily through Fri-
day, June 25, 1989, until 12:00 noon. Special
preview Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 &
21, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PART OF A MUSIC BOX COLLECTION, IN-
CLUDING A FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY B.A. BRE-
MOND SWISS CYLINDER MUSIC BOX WITH
STAND, HAS 13 CYLINDERS 10 AIRS EACH, CIR-
Illustrated catalogs available at the gallery for
$8.00, postpaid $10.00, express mail and
overseas $21.00. Annual subscriptions $50.00.
Call or write for a free illustrated brochure.
AMERICAN CARVED OAK BOMBE TALL CASE
CLOCK, CIRCA EARLY 20th CENTURY, H 103".
18kt YELLOW GOLD MESH EVENING BAG MADE
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—AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MOSHER ART
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—AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE
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—A COLLECTION OF GEORGIAN AND EARLY
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DIAMOND, A 14kt MESH EVENING BAG MADE BY
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WOOD, GRADUATED DRAWERS„ W 37", H 34",
PLATINUM, FULL CUT ROUND DIAMOND, AND
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KPM MEISSEN PORCELAIN PLAQUES, PAIR,
CHAMPLEVE FRAMES, 15"x12".
"Over 1400 fine offerings"
ANTIQUE AMERICAN BRASS ANDIRONS, PAIR,
AND FIRE TOOLS, CIRCA 1800, H 21".
Starting in the late 1960s,
the role of the father in
America began to change.
The shift continued through
the next decade and quicken-
ed in the 1980s. Much of this
was fed by the women's move-
ment and the rise of the two-
income family: Feminist
demands for equality were
eventually concurrent with
the bottom-line of family
Jewish dads were frequent-
ly in the vanguard of fathers
open to new roles. This occur-
PART OF A LARGE COLLECTION OF GEORGIAN
409 E. Jefferson
963-6255 or 963-6256
19th CENTURY CHIPPENDALE STYLE MAHOGANY
SLANT DROP FRONT DESK, H 41", L 47", D 22".
SPANISH BAROQUE REVIVAL HAND-CARVED WALNUT DINING SET,
EIGHT PIECES, CIRCA 1900.
Fine Arts Appraisers and Auctioneers Since 1927
(Across from the Zen Cen)
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