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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Bringing a Diverse and Complex World to Young Readers

There’s a movement to make children’s books more embracing of underrepresented groups. Where should Jews fit in?

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Has a Friend or Relative Experienced a Miscarriage or Stillbirth? Send a Card.

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

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This Is Not Going To End Well: Ancient Hebraic Battles, Reconstructed

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

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Building a Time-Traveling Sukkah

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.

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Thou Shalt Not: Yom Kippur and Sexual Assault

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

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Parenting Advice From Susan Sontag

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

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The Rosh Hashanah Hunger Games

The culinary (mis)adventures of three familiar archetypes, including the crazed, cooking mom who has no time to eat anything but wine

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The Gospel of Stephen Colbert

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

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Teaching Kids About Labor Day

The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it

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Recipes for a Yiddish Picnic In the Park, Inspired By The Bard

A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater

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Lore Segal’s Warm and Weird ‘Tell Me a Mitzi’

The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves

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Delicious as Ever: B&H Dairy Is Back!

The iconic, kosher East Village restaurant reopened this morning—and it was a party

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iPure

A new Jewish app lets you know when it’s your time of the month

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News Your Kids Can Use

In the wake of Jon Stewart’s departure, how do we build news-savvy, politically engaged teenagers?

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A Romance Novel About a Nazi and a Jew? Nein!

Kate Breslin’s ‘For Such a Time’ has stirred up controversy, and it makes me want to see more diversity in Jewish literature

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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How Summer Camps Should—and Shouldn’t—Observe Tisha B’Av

Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.

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Help for Would-Be Jewish Parents Struggling With Infertility

Fund offers a variety of resources, from medical treatment and counseling, to adoption assistance

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Remembering Jeff Schmalz, a Trailblazing Reporter Who Covered AIDS

To preserve Schmalz’s work, author Samuel G. Freedman has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund an audio documentary and book project

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A Love Supreme

Today, the nation’s highest court affirmed same-sex marriage. For my family, and tens of thousands of others, it’s a cause for celebration.

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Sending My Kids to Jewish Sleepaway Camp Is the Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

A new report details the factors that impact success in young adults

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Jews and Tattoos: A New York Story

The legacy of the ink industry’s founding fathers is alive and well

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Phineas And Ferb Fly Away Forever on an Aerial Area Rug

This Father’s Day, look back on an animated era of great parenting

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Parenting Advice From Annoying Dads

Just in time for Father’s Day, a new book purports to help fathers with ‘the worst job you’ll ever love.’ Don’t listen.

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The Incredible History of a Greek Jewish Shul in NYC

A festive trip to Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere

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Making Sex Education Smarter

Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know

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Which Words Still Shock Me? Not Many.

Seven thoughts on obscenity in honor of Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: To Kill or Not to Kill?

Seeking answers about justice from my late father

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