RIP Dear Abby


A little late, but RIP, Dear Abby, “Pauline Friedman Phillips, Daughter of Jewish Immigrants.” All the obituaries made a lot of Dear Abby’s  common sense, while the Daily Forward picked up the Jewish angle. I like how these old photographs catch their subjects in their prime. Another iconic American face. Like any image, they don’t so much convey the truth of a lived life as much as they convey the truth of an image.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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