As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem
Observant mothers-to-be hire doulas who share their religious practices and understand their specific needs
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first
New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans
Visiting Odessa, the city where I grew up, I learned how Isaac Babel turned my great-great-grandmother into an iconic character