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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A New Picture Book Helps Families Celebrate Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Today would’ve been the civil rights icon’s birthday, so why not take a moment to teach the young ones about his life and pursuit of justice?

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La Dolce Gilda

The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more

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New Children’s Book About Women Who Changed the World Leaves Out the Jews

Emma Lazarus, Elena Kagan, Gloria Steinem and others need not apply

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Farewell to Judith Leiber, Who Made the World Happier, One Handbag at a Time

I used to think her bags were tacky. Thank God I’ve changed.

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The New Musical About Harvey Milk Should’ve Been So Much Better

It was a sweet and charming comedy, until that dark, terrible, and utterly unnecessary twist

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Running the Show

A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television

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Leonard Bernstein: Behind the Music

The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia marks the hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth with an exhibit about his personal life and social activism

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Searching for Michael Cohen

Jewish summer camp in the 1970s and 1980s was a veritable hotbed of Michael Cohens. What if you dated THAT ONE?

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No Way to Say You’re Sorry, Zuckerberg

The Facebook CEO better drop the nebbish act and learn real teshuvah

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A New Opera Remembers the Victims of the Triangle Factory Fire

And with them the hope of change through activism

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A New Musical Addresses an Old Immigration Story

Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’

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Pesach in a Box

Joy Box Club delivers well-designed holiday-themed goodies

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A New Play Asks an Explosive Question: Just What Does Privilege Mean?

I thought ‘Admissions’ was a comedy, while my husband was sure it was a drama

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Art and Words for Frances

A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban

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An Encounter, in Verse, Between a Palestinian-American and an Israeli Jew

Naomi Shihab Nye and Yehuda Amichai walk into a bar

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Who Were You Really, Vashti?

Evil tyrant, proto-feminist, or blank slate onto whom we project our fears and desires

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The Return of Max the Dog

Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy

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On Geekery and Misogyny

On the 40th anniversary of the first computer bulletin board system, it’s amazing how little has changed about the web’s tech bro culture

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Celebrating Judy Blumesday

A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important

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A Comic Novel About Nuclear Anxiety, Betamax, and Bar Mitzvah

The award-winning ‘This Is Just a Test’ is set in the 1980s but feels utterly fresh

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Finally, an Age-Appropriate Holocaust Movie for Young Viewers

‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson

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Goodbye to Julius Lester, the Ultimate Contrarian

On the death of an African-American Jewish storyteller and provocateur

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Farewell to a Longtime AIDS Activist

A former gunrunner for the Irgun, Mathilde Krim spent her life fighting to save lives

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The Enduring Relevance of ‘Broadcast News’

Thirty years after its release, the movie’s shoulder pads and videotapes look dated—but the issues it tackles remain as timely as ever

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The 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners! Whoo!

What do librarians think are the best Jewish children’s books of 2017? Let’s find out!

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Farewell to the Scion of The Strand

Remembering Fred Bass, who shepherded an iconic New York City bookstore to greatness

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What Pixar Movies Can Teach Us About Death and Loss

Coco offers a grown-up depiction of mourning

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The Four Children’s Books You Absolutely Shouldn’t Buy for Hanukkah

Physics for babies, settler horses, and other terrible ideas, poorly executed

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What Does Hanukkah Smell Like? Fear of Relatives, That’s What.

My favorite parfumier tried to capture the holiday’s scents. Sufganiot and dreidels and gelt all made the cut, but it’s the family-drama-inspired perfume that most intrigued me.

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