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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Children’s Books and Censorship

Can we live in a free and open society while also protecting kids from ideas that offend us?

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I Treated Myself to a Symbolic Matzo Manicure

Treat yo self, too, while considering: How are these nails different from all other nails?

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The Orange, a Symbol of Inclusivity, Belongs on the Seder Plate

The orange stands for a commitment to stop erasing people from the Passover narrative and start allowing everyone to have a meaningful role in Jewish life

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The Long and Bumpy Road to Forgiveness

Gayle Kirschenbaum’s new documentary ‘Look at Us Now, Mother!’ examines a challenging, painful mother-daughter relationship

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Nine Notable Jewish Baseball Books for Kids

And only one is about Sandy Koufax

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CBST, the World’s Largest LGBT Synagogue, Gets a New Home

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan is moving—and growing into—an architecturally striking space

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Girls & Jews & Sex

A new book by Peggy Orenstein brings up questions about how to think Jewishly about our daughters’ sexuality

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A Classic Font Is Revived as ‘Lustig Elements’

A Kickstarter campaign to recreate a font from the 1930s is also a celebration of a team of influential Jewish graphic designers, including Elaine Lustig Cohen

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The ‘Fiery’ Historic Heroines of New York’s Lower East Side

A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton

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Comics Need More Diversity to, You Know, Get With the Times

Reactions to the recent castings of ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Aquaman’ remind me of the relationship between Jews and comics

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The Lynching of Leo Frank

The crime of the century—the 20th century—feels unnervingly relevant today

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The Notorious J.A.P.

In which I confront my long-term issues with the term JAP, thanks to a ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ rap battle

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Kossar’s, the 80-Year-Old Bialy Store, Has Still Got It

Face-lift complete, the shop’s specialty is as good as ever

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I Swear

Yes, I curse in front of my kids. But as a Jewish parent, I have a particularly rich history of curses to choose from.

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Why You Should Be Watching ‘Crazy Ex-Girfriend’

It’s nuanced, hilarious, musical, woman-centric, quirky, very Jewish, and pretty much the opposite of whatever you thought.

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The Queen of Miami Beach Jews

Ruth Shack, a champion of the arts who sponsored of the 1977 Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was recently fêted in Miami

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Super Jews

Which Jews have performed at halftime of the Super Bowl?

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The Bernie Sanders Story Gets Animated

Ted Rall’s new illustrated book is a love letter to the presidential hopeful from Vermont, the author’s socialist hero

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A House Divided

When the election hits home, what’s a parent to do?

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Who We Lost in 2015

Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Living Theater co-creator Judith Malina, Amazon.com’s most prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner, and many more

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Shirtmaker, Shirtmaker, Make Me a Shirt

Who’s making Tevye look good in the Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Carl Goldberg, a third-generation schmatte man—and shirtmaker to the stars.

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The End of an Era in Hanukkah Sweaters

Competition has forced GeltFiend, a purveyor of high-quality, savvy Hanukkah sweaters and gear, to shut down. It’s a metaphor for American Jewish life.

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Keeping Kids in Fashion

Florence Eiseman launched her distinctive line of children’s clothes 70 years ago

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It’s Hanukkah. Treat. Yo. Self.

Hanicures, Hanukkah-themed romances, and a long bath should do the trick

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2015

Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year

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Saying ‘Shehechiyanu’ on Thanksgiving

This holiday, read I Say Shehechiyanu, a new children’s picture book that can help your family tolerate the inevitable mishegas

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A Most Interesting Lawyer

‘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.

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The Movemberists

Every November, I’m triggered by the pervasive hirsuteness that covers the faces of so many men. And it’s for charity.

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