Marjorie Ingall, a Life & Religion columnist for Tablet Magazine, is the author of The Field Guide to North American Males and the co-author of Hungry.
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New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
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They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
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The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
Male reviewers who’ve been lukewarm about the Golden Globe-winning children’s movie have failed to understand its true spirit
Judaism teaches us to be kind to animals. We teach that lesson to our kids by caring for our pets and mourning their loss as a family.
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Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
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Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority
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