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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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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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017

Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!

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The Best WWII Children’s Museum You’ve Never Heard Of

Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum Junior offers spectacular interactive education

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Inside Sir Hummus, Amsterdam’s Hippest New Joint

There’s nothing like spending Thanksgiving eating tahini with Israelis in Holland

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Transgender Jews Find a Place in the Mikveh

Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing

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Judah Maccabee Versus the Anti-Vaxxers

How a Hanukkah-themed children’s book became the target of conspiracy theorists online

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Ten Things I’ve Learned After Two Bat Mitzvahs

Party favors are Satan’s carnival prizes, and other bits of wisdom from a seasoned organizer of rites of passage

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Introducing the ANXIETY TWIG, a Very Jewish Talisman

With smoking frowned upon, and nervousness ever on the increase, one artist rises to the occasion

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Bringing Immigrant Stories Home

The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently

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The Statue of Liberty Wears a Size 879 Shoe

Dave Eggers’s new children’s book looks at Lady Liberty from a whole new angle

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Sid and Marty Krofft: Not Stoned, Not Jewish, But Great and Back With ‘Sigmund’ Reboot

Welcome back, psychedelic Shabbat morning TV of my youth!

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Inside Ellis Island’s Immigrant Hospital

An effort is underway to save old buildings crumbling into dust

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‘Clueless’ is Finally on Netflix, And It’s Jewier Than You Remember

Here are eight very Semitic reasons to watch or rewatch the classic

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Meet the Jazz-Age Jewess Behind NYC’s Repressive Cabaret Law

Dance-hall reformer Belle Moskowitz was once the most powerful woman in Democratic politics.

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Picture Books for Parents Who Are Ambivalent About Israel

How to teach children about the Jewish State without cheerleading for Israel

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Tupperware Parties—for Pot

A San Francisco-based women’s collective hosts cannabis-themed gatherings informed by Jewish tradition

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Here’s the World’s Best Honey Cake, According to Science

Supposedly the best honey cake in the history of the universe. We’ll see.

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