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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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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What’s That Smell? Constitutionally Protected Free Speech

For Banned Books Week, a perfume company is selling scents tied to landmark events in censorship, both of which involved prominent Jewish figures

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Stay in Your Lane, Elf

‘Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf,’ a new picture book about one of Santa’s helpers who learns about the traditions of Hanukkah, takes the wrong approach to educating children about the holidays

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Teaching Kids the Value of Dissent

A new picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains how a young girl who objected to injustice grew up to become the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court

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Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Fascinating’ Life

A new children’s book delves into the ‘Star Trek’ star’s Jewish biography

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Rebellion at the Mechitza

‘One day I encouraged the girls in my class to stand as close to the mechitza as we could and to pray as loudly as we could. What could the rebbes say? We were praying.’

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Lil Miss Hot Mess Makes a Great Children’s Storyteller

Jewish drag queen Lil Miss Hot Mess will read to kids during a story hour in a Brooklyn library next week. Oh, and she does bar and bat mitzvahs.

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Jewish Moms: The Good, the Bad, and—Oh, Give Us a Break Already

Why my search for the ‘Worst Jewish Mothers of 5776’ failed

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Teaching Kids About ‘Tikkun Olam’

In an excerpt from ‘Mamaleh Knows Best,’ tips for turning your children into mensches

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Are We There Yet? Road Trip Games With a Jewish Spin

OK, kids. Let’s play, ‘Tell me how each cow reminds you of Bubbe!’

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A Pop-up Supper Club, Made Up of Teenagers Inspired by ‘Tikkun Olam,’ Feeds NYC’s Elderly

The PopUp For Change program provides youths with the opportunity to think about social justice issues—and foment change

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How Jewish Camps Welcome LGBTQ Kids—and How They Don’t

Times are changing. Are our sleepaway camps changing with them?

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cupping—and Some Stuff You Probably Didn’t

The practice of questionable efficacy has had its adherents from Maimonides to Michael Phelps

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The Best New Kids’ Books—About Death

A slew of new picture books will help parents explain the hardest subject of all

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Sun’s Out, Guns Out, Ink Out, Breathe

My Hebrew arm tattoos are out in full this summer. But it’s taken me a while to get comfortable having them in plain view.

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The Man Who Made ‘MAD’

An award-winning biography about Harvey Kurtzman tells the story of how a Jewish comedy icon revolutionized American satire

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SuperMeat, SuperMeat, It’s Super-Freaky!

Israeli start-ups get in on the fake meat industry. But are their food creations kosher?

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Finding Bella Abzug in Art

A Lower East Side gallery has put together a mysterious exhibit dedicated to the women’s rights activist

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These Graphic Bios About Freud, Marx, and Einstein Belong on Your Summer Reading List

New illustrated biographies of three great Jewish thinkers are funny, articulate, and vivid

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Return to the Valley of the Dolls

A snazzy reissue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Susann’s classic potboiler

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