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.
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval
New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?
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.
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Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
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New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
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Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
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More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
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Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
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Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
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A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
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If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
By Yair Rosenberg — These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by nameBy Lee Smith — One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.By Joan Nathan — Video: Throw away your jars of gray fish patties. This Rosh Hashanah, make a terrine that’ll have doubters asking for seconds.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
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