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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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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The Tragic Romantic Couple Who Invented War Photography

A new biography introduces young readers to Jewish photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro

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Saving the Yiddish Theatre Walk of Fame

A new effort is underway to preserve a fading piece of Lower East Side history

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Teaching Kids About the Plight of Refugees

A new crop of books introduces young readers to people who fled their homes—in earlier decades, and today

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Monuments and Memory

Europe’s Holocaust memorials—and America’s Confederate monuments

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On My Father’s Yahrzeit, Remembering Him, One Glass of Wine At a Time

My father loved a lot of things I just don’t get. But sipping an earthy and chocolatey red from his favorite vineyard brought tears to my eyes.

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Meet the Jewish Inventor of the Slow Cooker

And shut up about your Instant Pot

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The Five Worst Torah Portions Ever

The most boring, the grossest, the most embarrassing to chant in front of your classmates!

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Solving the Mystery of ‘La Estrellita,’ the Vaudeville Dancer Who Was Really a Nice Jewish Girl from Cincinnati

Immortalized by Jack London and pined for by artists and governors, Stella Hurtig was a turn-of-the-century superstar

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A New Exhibit in Chicago Celebrates Saul Steinberg, Brooding Doodler

Best known for his New Yorker covers, the artist, a Jewish refugee from Romania, was full of observational snark

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An Up-and-Coming Musical Theater Star’s Crash Course in Yiddish

Or: How to act in a foreign language you don’t speak, while simultaneously singing and dancing

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What the Jewish Books in Your Carry-On Tell the TSA About You

Taking a Philip Roth novel on your next flight? You may as well declare there’s a sex toy in your luggage

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The Woman Behind Eloise

Kay Thompson, creator of the legendary children’s book character, had lots of secrets—including her Jewish roots

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Lessons From a Boy and His Lion

Renato and the Lion is a gorgeous new picture book that teaches us about art, family, and history—and parallels many of our own families’ immigration stories

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Gruel and Foie Gras: Voyages on the High Seas Into New York Harbor, 1900-1914

A new exhibit at the South Street Seaport Museum depicts ‘migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners’ at the turn of the century

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To Dad Bod or Not to Dad Bod? That Is the (Jewish) Question.

What does Maimonides have to say about the perfect body?

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The Silence of the Dads

Why there are no jokes about Jewish fathers

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