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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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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Take the Kiddies to See ‘Wonder Woman,’ a Super Fun Movie Told Through a Female Lens

Watching the movie with my kids blew my mind, in part because it was so educational

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‘Wonder’ Movie Raises Red Flags for Jewish Disability Rights Advocates

From the trailer alone, ‘Wonder,’ which premieres in November, contains multiple issues, from representation to its use of an ableist insult. But there may be hope yet.

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On Cheesecake

The traditional Shavuot dessert is held together with memories as much as with cream cheese

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Inside Noah’s Ark—the Playground, That Is

An art installation at Los Angeles’s Skirball Cultural Center—a tough ticket—nurtures play, community, and environmentalism

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Brick-and-Mortar Romance

Jewish values fuel The Ripped Bodice, the country’s only bookstore to focus exclusively on the romance genre

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Call Me ‘Mom’

A word that used to be tinged with condescension and snark has been rehabilitated as a marker of female solidarity

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Hollywood

‘Harold and Lillian,’ a new documentary about the marriage of a Hollywood storyboard artist and a researcher, is the heartwarming movie you need in your life right now

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The Incredible, Unforgettable Life of the Card Catalog

A new coffee-table book offers images and stories to savor

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A Jazz Classic Becomes a Picture Book

‘Strange Fruit’ brings the story behind a song about racism and lynching to a new audience: kids

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The Greatest Floridian Restaurant in the World

A Passover trip to the Sunshine State brings back memories of Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House

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Standing Up for Muslims

The Jewish community is learning strategies for defending our Muslim neighbors

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