This holiday, read I Say Shehechiyanu, a new children’s picture book that can help your family tolerate the inevitable mishegas
‘Rothman,’ a documentary about a defense lawyer for ‘bad guys’ in NYC, recently screened at the NYC DOC film festival. It’s just one of many short docs that are well worth your time.
Every November, I’m triggered by the pervasive hirsuteness that covers the faces of so many men. And it’s for charity.
A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion
Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel made an indecent purrposal to lessen the street cat population
A review of the new dystopian Holocaust YA novel, Wolf by Wolf
The Jewish feminist magazine’s archive has found a permanent home at Brandeis University
Female Torah scribes are breaching one of the last barriers in Jewish ritual practice. Not everyone is thrilled.
The National Book Awards just eliminated an incredible YA read. Luckily, that book’s getting another prize. Introducing the Mibbys.
There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?
A new line of greeting cards, which address loss and sorrow with humor and honesty, may help you express what you don’t quite have the words to say
Using a new book of cut-out paper castles (and a trebuchet), along with some special-guest LEGO minifigs, my kids recreated some historic Jewish scenes, including a beauty pageant
A TARDIS sukkah that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside? It’s just what the doctor—Doctor Who, that is—ordered. And it’s a perfect metaphor for Judaism.
A new book about America’s rape culture provides some perspective on the High Holiday passage Leviticus 18, which is light on punishment for perpetrators
With the High Holidays and school year in full swing, one of our foremost Jewish intellectuals lays out ten tenets—initially for her son—for taking care of your kids
The culinary (mis)adventures of three familiar archetypes, including the crazed, cooking mom who has no time to eat anything but wine
As the greatest exemplar of a person of faith in America today, the liberal Catholic host of ‘The Late Show’ is the best thing for Jews since lox
The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it
A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater
The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves
The iconic, kosher East Village restaurant reopened this morning—and it was a party
A new Jewish app lets you know when it’s your time of the month
In the wake of Jon Stewart’s departure, how do we build news-savvy, politically engaged teenagers?
Kate Breslin’s ‘For Such a Time’ has stirred up controversy, and it makes me want to see more diversity in Jewish literature
A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs
In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
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