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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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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The First Female Jewish Skincare Mogul

Before Helena Rubinstein there was Anna of Rome, a 15th century cosmetologist

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Red Hot Mama

A graphic biography of singer Cass Elliot traces her journey from a kosher deli in Baltimore to the top of the pop charts

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Immodest Smurfery

Smurfette has been removed from Smurfs: The Lost Village movie posters in Israel’s Bnei Brak neighborhood

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New ‘Star Trek’ Show Names Cheder-Educated Jason Isaacs as the Series’ Latest Jewish Captain

Star Trek continues its reign as the Jewiest sci-fi series of all time … and a Harry Potter villain becomes a Starfleet hero

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Ellen Klages’s Lesbian Time-Travel Novella Is One Hoot of a Genre Mash-Up

In Passing Strange, a Jewish-American artist, a Japanese-American lawyer, a British teen math whiz, and other LGBT women come together in 1940s San Francisco

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When Life Really Was a Cabaret—and Cabaret Was a Life

An evening of Jewishly inflected, queer songs brings Weimar Germany back to life with humor and music

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Welcoming Jenna Weissman Joselit

The award-winning ‘chronicler of the often unseen but deeply felt manifestations of the subconscious of Jewish life’ will contribute a monthly column for Tablet

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The Five Best Children’s Books for Purim

When you need post-noisemaker quiet time with your spawn, read these

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‘Trans Jews Belong Here’

In response to the Trump administration, Jewish LGBTQ education and advocacy agency Keshet has launched a campaign urging support and protection for transgender youth in the community

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Are We Allowed to Joke About the Holocaust?

A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’

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High-Fructose Holiday

Peeps Oreos are here and they are giving Easter a bad reputation

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Love Ensemble

At Carnegie Hall, a touching symphony reminded me of my late father, Gustav Mahler, and the Jewish principle, ‘ahavat ha’ger’—love of the stranger

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OK, Google: Show Me Inclusion

Why Google’s Super Bowl ad, which included a mezuzah, is an important metaphor for America

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Rabbis Fighting for Refugee Rights

T’ruah gathers in New York to galvanize activists in the pulpit

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