Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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How Batman Creator Bill Finger Was Forgotten

The campaign to get an unheralded Jewish comic book hero get his due

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Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me. Remind Me: How Old Am I Now?

We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.

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Disney’s Blockbuster ‘Frozen’ Scores Points for Feminism—With Jewish Spirit

Male reviewers who’ve been lukewarm about the Golden Globe-winning children’s movie have failed to understand its true spirit

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A Farewell to Slinky, Our Beloved Cat Who Was Named by Tablet Readers

Judaism teaches us to be kind to animals. We teach that lesson to our kids by caring for our pets and mourning their loss as a family.

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Nancy Drew and the Case of the Politically Incorrect Children’s Books

The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?

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The Golem of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore

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How To Give Your Kids a Taste of the Jewish Immigrant Experience

Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2013

From Jews in space to Bigfoot on the loose, this year’s selections take kids of all ages into new territory

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Young Jewish Readers and Their Fine Feathered Friends Redefine ‘Chick Lit’

From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?

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Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible. It’s Essential, for Parents and Children Alike.

Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.

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Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Kids

As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’

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Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Judy Blume (1970)

A coming-of-age novel for the ages

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Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak (1963)

‘We’ll eat you up—we love you so!’

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The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank (1947)

Behind the bookcase, a childhood spent in hiding

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My Abortion, My Miscarriage, and My Right To Have My Own Feelings

Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.

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Not Just for Kids: Three Knockout Biographies Bring Three Awesome Jews to Life

New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages

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Letters to Summer Camp—From the Parents of Very Special Campers

What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say

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New Books for Your Kids’ Summer Reading List: Jewish-Themed Fantasy Stories

New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist

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Why Are So Many Jewish Parents Opting Not To Vaccinate Their Kids for HPV?

Concerns grow about the shot’s efficacy, despite promising results. Maybe we’re more worried about our daughters’ sexuality.

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What’s With True Blood’s Concentration Camp?

HBO’s racy vampire drama went too far evoking a gassing and a lynching

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Thirteen Signs That You May Have Attended Jewish Summer Camp in the 1980s

Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.

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A New Children’s Book Illustrates the Enduring Power of the Story of Noah

Offering an Indian twist on the Great Flood, The Enduring Ark finds universal themes in a biblical tale that resonates today

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The Woman Behind the Dolls

Madame Alexander launched her iconic doll company 90 years ago—decades before Barbie was born

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Turning a Page for the Blind

JBI International’s Braille materials and audiobooks help blind Jews stay connected to the community

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Paying Our Fair Share: Explaining Taxes to Kids

As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics

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The Chosen Facial Hair

Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face

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Doing Mitzvah Projects Right

Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.

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Coming Out for Purim

The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.