Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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Super Jews

Which Jews have performed at halftime of the Super Bowl?

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The Bernie Sanders Story Gets Animated

Ted Rall’s new illustrated book is a love letter to the presidential hopeful from Vermont, the author’s socialist hero

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A House Divided

When the election hits home, what’s a parent to do?

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Who We Lost in 2015

Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Living Theater co-creator Judith Malina, Amazon.com’s most prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner, and many more

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Shirtmaker, Shirtmaker, Make Me a Shirt

Who’s making Tevye look good in the Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Carl Goldberg, a third-generation schmatte man—and shirtmaker to the stars.

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The End of an Era in Hanukkah Sweaters

Competition has forced GeltFiend, a purveyor of high-quality, savvy Hanukkah sweaters and gear, to shut down. It’s a metaphor for American Jewish life.

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Keeping Kids in Fashion

Florence Eiseman launched her distinctive line of children’s clothes 70 years ago

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It’s Hanukkah. Treat. Yo. Self.

Hanicures, Hanukkah-themed romances, and a long bath should do the trick

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2015

Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year

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Saying ‘Shehechiyanu’ on Thanksgiving

This holiday, read I Say Shehechiyanu, a new children’s picture book that can help your family tolerate the inevitable mishegas

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A Most Interesting Lawyer

‘Rothman,’ a documentary about a defense lawyer for ‘bad guys’ in NYC, recently screened at the NYC DOC film festival. It’s just one of many short docs that are well worth your time.

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The Movemberists

Every November, I’m triggered by the pervasive hirsuteness that covers the faces of so many men. And it’s for charity.

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Gotham’s Caped Crusaders

A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion

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Goodbye Kitty, Hello Diaspurra?

Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel made an indecent purrposal to lessen the street cat population

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That Book About a Jewish Motorcycle-Racing Teen Shapeshifter on a Mission to Kill Hitler

A review of the new dystopian Holocaust YA novel, Wolf by Wolf

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A Love Letter to ‘Lilith’

The Jewish feminist magazine’s archive has found a permanent home at Brandeis University

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Women of the Deerskin

Female Torah scribes are breaching one of the last barriers in Jewish ritual practice. Not everyone is thrilled.

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The Young Adult Book You Need in Your Life Right Now

The National Book Awards just eliminated an incredible YA read. Luckily, that book’s getting another prize. Introducing the Mibbys.

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Bringing a Diverse and Complex World to Young Readers

There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?

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Has a Friend or Relative Experienced a Miscarriage or Stillbirth? Send a Card.

A new line of greeting cards, which address loss and sorrow with humor and honesty, may help you express what you don’t quite have the words to say

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This Is Not Going To End Well: Ancient Hebraic Battles, Reconstructed

Using a new book of cut-out paper castles (and a trebuchet), along with some special-guest LEGO minifigs, my kids recreated some historic Jewish scenes, including a beauty pageant

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Building a Time-Traveling Sukkah

A TARDIS sukkah that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside? It’s just what the doctor—Doctor Who, that is—ordered. And it’s a perfect metaphor for Judaism.

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Thou Shalt Not: Yom Kippur and Sexual Assault

A new book about America’s rape culture provides some perspective on the High Holiday passage Leviticus 18, which is light on punishment for perpetrators

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Parenting Advice From Susan Sontag

With the High Holidays and school year in full swing, one of our foremost Jewish intellectuals lays out ten tenets—initially for her son—for taking care of your kids

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The Rosh Hashanah Hunger Games

The culinary (mis)adventures of three familiar archetypes, including the crazed, cooking mom who has no time to eat anything but wine

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The Gospel of Stephen Colbert

As the greatest exemplar of a person of faith in America today, the liberal Catholic host of ‘The Late Show’ is the best thing for Jews since lox

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Teaching Kids About Labor Day

The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it

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Recipes for a Yiddish Picnic In the Park, Inspired By The Bard

A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater

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Lore Segal’s Warm and Weird ‘Tell Me a Mitzi’

The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves

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