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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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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Jewish Food and the Recipes of Our Lives

‘Nourishing Tradition,’ a new exhibit at The Center for Jewish History in New York, shows that Jewish cuisine isn’t merely sustenance—it’s family history and connection

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An Up-to-the-minute Pride Reading List for Kids

New books with LGBT characters to enjoy during Pride month, and beyond

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How To Be a Better Ally

In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community

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Remembering My Father, Who Sang at My Brother’s Big Gay Jewish Wedding

How far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go, when it comes to LGBT rights

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The Jews of the Canine World

Pit bulls have been unfairly stereotyped as genetically dangerous monsters. Sound familiar?

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An Art Show Offers a Colorful History of New York City in Hats

A look at the history, culture and creativity of millinery in the city—and its Jewish representation

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My Delightful, Unexpected, Dream-Like Meeting With Norton Juster

The author of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ is a total mensch

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Parents of the Book

Three new books on Jewish parenting teach us as much about the authors as they do about our own children

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Strolling Through the Lower East Side With ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’

A mother and daughter—both megafans of Sydney Taylor’s timeless kidlit—take a tour of Manhattan’s historic Jewish neighborhood

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Justice Is Served: Steve Croman, ‘Villainous’ NYC Landlord, Charged With 20 Felonies

Croman, who faces up to 25 years in prison, feeds into an age-old Jewish stereotype. His son’s rant doesn’t help either.

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In My Head, Michelle Obama Is a Jewish Mother

A Mother’s Day farewell to the coolest First Lady ever

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