Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Unlikable Women Characters

Elisa Albert’s new novel, ‘After Birth,’ takes place inside the head of an entitled, venomous, hilarious female narrator

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Cool Whip is Kosher, But What’s Actually in it?

Pulling the lid off the strange and delicious Jewish household classic

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Making Kids Menschy About Money

Ron Lieber’s new book ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’ offers help for parents trying to raise kids who know the true value of a dollar

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Low Vaccination Rates at Jewish Schools in CA

Is putting other kids’ health at risk really a Jewish value?

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Thanks to a New Israeli Food Truck, I Lost My Shakshuka Virginity

Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish

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The 2015 Sydney Taylor Award Winners

Annual literary prize honors the best Jewish children’s books

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The Last Jewish Mother on Television

‘The Big Bang Theory’ marks the end of an era. But Asian-American mothers may pick up where Jewish mothers left off.

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Does Going to Synagogue Make You Healthier?

A lesson in correlation and causation

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Six Children’s Books for Martin Luther King Day

From picture books to graphic novels, great reads for all ages

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The Forgotten Jewish Great War Poet, Revived

Long-gone writer is introduced to new readers with the help of graphic art

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2014

Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins

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Win a Madame Alexander Hanukkah Doll

We’re giving away the company’s newest collectible in time for the holiday

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Kvelling Over My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Josie made her own choices about how to express her Jewishness, on a day that marked a transition for the whole family

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The 22 Most Jaw-Dropping Tidbits in Diane Von Furstenberg ’s New Memoir

The fashion designer’s name-dropping autobiography ‘The Woman I Wanted to Be’ is fascinating, inspiring, and troubling

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11 Non-Jewish Celebrities—and 2 Jewish Ones—Show Off Their Hebrew Tattoos

You don’t have to be Jewish to sport Hebrew ink. But some of these stars should have thought twice before going under the needle.

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Church, State, and Sukkot at a Public High School

Decision to build student sukkah off-campus shows democracy at its best

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How To Say You’re Sorry

As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to

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Anxiously Sending Little Jews to School

For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning

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Jewy Books: Including Jewish Characters Doesn’t Have To Be a Big Deal Anymore

Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue

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The First Kosher Comic Book Blazed a Trail for Orthodox Outreach

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

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To Cut or Not To Cut: Finding Alternatives to Circumcision

New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants

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Camp Puts Jewish Values to the Test—That’s Why Camp Friendships Endure

While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch

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The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature, From Abraham to Mr. Portnoy

They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.

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A Different Kind of Summer Vacation: Jewish Teens Take a Bus Across America

Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans

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Liel, Liel, Liel

What my fellow Tablet writer gets wrong about privilege—and liberalism

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Two Excellent New Picture Books Help Kids Learn About the Holocaust

‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children

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Everyone Knows That Kids Today Are Spoiled. Is Everyone Wrong?

Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.

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Your Kids Love ‘Cosmos.’ Keep Them Interested in Science With These Books.

The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.

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‘Tznius’ in Furs: What Judaism Has To Say About My Mink Coat

How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?

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Do Jews (and Cubans, and Nigerians) Know the Secret to Success in America?

The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband