Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine.
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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.

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Not Quite a Bodice-Ripper, But …

Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels

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Schools of Thought: Embodying Racial Harmony in the Classroom

On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education

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Parents, Mind Your Manners

It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.

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How To Civilize Your Kids

Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.

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Booster Shot for Jewish Values

Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?

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The Best Kids’ Books of 2012

From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books

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Gelt Without Guilt

Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.

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Building True Acceptance

By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us

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Brake for Children

I’ve become the overscheduling parent I hate. But Shabbat, havdalah in particular, can slow kids down.

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What Makes Toys Meaningful

A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest

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Teaching Kids To Apologize

The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it

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Preschool Application Madness

Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.

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Selling Sex to Nursing Moms

Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy

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Lessons From Losers

Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.

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Camp Songs for Neurotic Parents

Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.

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Childhood Memories for Resale

A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood

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HBO’s True Blood Libel

This week, the popular vampire series finally incorporated a Jewish theme—and played into a centuries-old slur

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Breast Cancer Isn’t Just Pink

The documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. casts a skeptical look at all those pink-branded efforts to raise awareness

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Worry Like a Jewish Mother

Simple guidelines for making moms neurotic, from Marge Simpson’s favorite magazine, Fretful Mother

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Fun for a Girl and a Bow

From Hunger Games to the London Olympics, archery—a Lag B’Omer tradition and great girl-power sport—is hot

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How Not To Read Aloud to Kids

Want to make your children hate books forever? Here are some tips to keep them from reading—or, for book-loving parents, pitfalls to avoid

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How To Stop a Bully

Even as the Harvey Weinstein-produced film Bully falls flat, Jewish schools are trying new programs that do more than simply raise awareness

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Bat Mitzvahs Get Too Glitzy

Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.

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China Patterns

Lacquer screens, silk pillows, even statues of Buddha—when it comes to decorating their homes, why do so many Jews look to Asia for inspiration?