Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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How Summer Camps Should—and Shouldn’t—Observe Tisha B’Av

Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.

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Help for Would-Be Jewish Parents Struggling With Infertility

Fund offers a variety of resources, from medical treatment and counseling, to adoption assistance

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Remembering Jeff Schmalz, a Trailblazing Reporter Who Covered AIDS

To preserve Schmalz’s work, author Samuel G. Freedman has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund an audio documentary and book project

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A Love Supreme

Today, the nation’s highest court affirmed same-sex marriage. For my family, and tens of thousands of others, it’s a cause for celebration.

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Sending My Kids to Jewish Sleepaway Camp Is the Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

A new report details the factors that impact success in young adults

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Jews and Tattoos: A New York Story

The legacy of the ink industry’s founding fathers is alive and well

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Phineas And Ferb Fly Away Forever on an Aerial Area Rug

This Father’s Day, look back on an animated era of great parenting

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Parenting Advice From Annoying Dads

Just in time for Father’s Day, a new book purports to help fathers with ‘the worst job you’ll ever love.’ Don’t listen.

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The Incredible History of a Greek Jewish Shul in NYC

A festive trip to Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere

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Making Sex Education Smarter

Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know

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Which Words Still Shock Me? Not Many.

Seven thoughts on obscenity in honor of Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: To Kill or Not to Kill?

Seeking answers about justice from my late father

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Hummus: Hu Are You? Hu Hu, Hu Hu?

The classic dip is now a bastardized monstrosity with an identity crisis

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Alternatives to Supporting Floyd Mayweather, a Serial Abuser of Women

It costs $99 to watch the boxing champ on Saturday. Spend it elsewhere.

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The Jewish Lessons We Can Learn From a 10-year-old With Cancer

Maya Rigler beat cancer once; now she’s fighting again and raising money for research

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The Art of Jewish Hair

A fascinating New York City museum exhibit looks at black women’s hair and nails. Don’t wait for the Jewish version.

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Raising Little Jewish Feminists

How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?

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The 12 Jewiest Non-Words You Should Be Using Right Now

Because every Jew needs inventive language for situations involving anxiety, misery, disaster, melancholy, and your bubbe’s saliva

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Where are the Jews on the Banned Books List?

Only one Jewish author on American Library Association annual list

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Enough With the Holocaust Books for Children!

Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.

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Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo

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The Best Children’s Passover Books

Did someone say ‘afikomen gift’?

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A Mother and Daughter Remember the Triangle Factory Fire

Through a public art project, learning lessons of history and social justice

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16 Simple Ways to Jazz Up Your Passover Seder

Because why should liberation be boring?

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Fresh Off the Boat’s Stinky Tofu Gefilte Fish Party

An episode about similarities between Asians and Jews plays to stereotype

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Letting Go of Our Kids Isn’t a Form of Neglect

The stereotype of the Jewish mother depicts a hovering, overprotective maniac. The truth is very different.

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Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!