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They Wear It


Beitressa Mandelbaum, 30, Jewelry-Studio Director
Rosa Raykhelson, 86, Retired
Innessa Mandelbaum, 51, Homemaker
Rosa: “My first was from Minsk, but my husband gave me this one for my 50th anniversary. It’s from a big store in Brighton Beach.”
Innessa: “Your first fur is a rite of passage in our family.”
Beitressa: “My grandma bought this for me. For years I resisted but finally gave in. She used to say no decent man would marry a woman who didn’t own a fur.”

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