Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine, and author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.
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High-Fructose Holiday

Peeps Oreos are here and they are giving Easter a bad reputation

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Love Ensemble

At Carnegie Hall, a touching symphony reminded me of my late father, Gustav Mahler, and the Jewish principle, ‘ahavat ha’ger’—love of the stranger

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OK, Google: Show Me Inclusion

Why Google’s Super Bowl ad, which included a mezuzah, is an important metaphor for America

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Rabbis Fighting for Refugee Rights

T’ruah gathers in New York to galvanize activists in the pulpit

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‘Visionary’ Pop-up Exhibit in NYC Showcases Art Shoes Inspired by Israel’s Famed Bezalel Academy

The show at Parasol Projects Gallery on the Bowery would make even Cinderella kvell

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Protecting Public Schools

Why Jews should oppose Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education

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The Rise and Fall of Trump Magazine (No, Not That One)

A 1957 successor to MAD Magazine, the other Trump Magazine never quite took off, despite contributions from Mel Brooks, among others

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Thank You, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ for the Jewiest Episode of TV Comedy Ever

In a special guest appearance, Patti LuPone plays a rabbi who reminds viewers that Tablet’s Twitter feed is a primary source for Jewish knowledge

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced: Read the Best Children’s and Young Adult Literature of 2016

The Association of Jewish Libraries announces its picks for the year’s best children’s books

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Seven Civil Rights Heroes to Teach Your Kids About

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.

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Once Upon a Time in the Jewish Ghetto

A new exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street showcases ‘The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards’

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The Colorful World of Jewelry Designer Léa Stein

This French Holocaust survivor has an eye for pattern and a wildly obsessive fan base

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How to Give Jewishly—and Be Financially Smart—in the New Year

‘Generous Justice’ is a new workbook that uses Jewish philosophy to help families and organizations think about money management, spiritual growth, and tzedakah

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The Dreidel-Straddling Schlep Sisters Are a Hanukkah Miracle

Burlesque duo Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka are performing on Christmas Eve in New York City

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A Peek Into the Jewish Book Council’s Luscious New Literary Journal

‘Paper Brigade’ is named after the group of Jewish writers from the Vilna Ghetto who secretly rescued thousands of Jewish books from the Nazis

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2016

Stories about Noah’s Ark, Jewish weddings, and scientific discovery make perfect Hanukkah gifts

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The ‘SufganiKing’ Is Burger King’s Meaty, Sugary, Deep-Fried Monstrosity

Burger King Israel gets festive with its hamburger-donut sandwich, for adventurous folks who enjoy a bit of sweetness with their pain and suffering. And we’re kinda diggin’ it.

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Ghosts of the Borscht Belt

In her new book, photographer Marisa Scheinfeld documents the ruins of resorts in the Catskills, ‘America’s Jewish Vacationland’

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Seven Jewish Heroines Disney Should Make a Movie About

Isn’t it time for some Jewish girls to take their place in the wide world of cartoon princesses?

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Deliver Me From Disneyland

The experience of being Jewish during the amusement park’s ‘holiday season.’ It’s a small world after all.

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Making Millions on a Roll of the Dice

How a rabbi’s son earned his fortune with Yahtzee—and Bingo

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Treat a Lone Soldier to a Thanksgiving Dinner

A bar in Jerusalem provides Americans in the IDF with warm Thanksgiving meals, but this year, they need some help. Want to do a Thanksgiving mitzvah?

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A Beloved Jewish Mural Is Whitewashed, and the Lower East Side Mourns

Residents of a storied Jewish neighborhood in New York City are furious after a developer failed to inform the community of its plans to erase a historic mural

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‘I’m With Her’: Nonagenarians Cast Their Votes for Hillary

The website I Waited 96 Years! is an homage to those women who born before they were legally able to vote. Naturally, they’re casting their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

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The Trump Book I Just Couldn’t Pick Up

Ted Rall’s graphic biography of Donald Trump became dated fast, much like the presidential hopeful himself

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How to Explain the Refugee Crisis to Kids

New children’s books help parents broach a challenging subject

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The Sukkah as Metaphor: A Brooklyn Shul Addresses the Refugee Crisis

Congregation Beth Elohim pointedly welcomed a new generation of ‘ushpizin’

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A Master of Horror’s Jewish Ties

Shirley Jackson’s biographer talks about the American author’s Jewish connections, including a kugel recipe passed down by her mother-in-law

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Forgiveness Is Not a Gift You Give Yourself

The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.

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Meow to Apologize to Your Cat, via the Rambam

This Yom Kippur, consider the pawsome advice of Maimonides, whose take on saying sorry can be purrfectly applied to your pets

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