New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist
Concerns grow about the shot’s efficacy, despite promising results. Maybe we’re more worried about our daughters’ sexuality.
HBO’s racy vampire drama went too far evoking a gassing and a lynching
Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.
Offering an Indian twist on the Great Flood, The Enduring Ark finds universal themes in a biblical tale that resonates today
Madame Alexander launched her iconic doll company 90 years ago—decades before Barbie was born
JBI International’s Braille materials and audiobooks help blind Jews stay connected to the community
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.
Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?
From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books
Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.
By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us
I’ve become the overscheduling parent I hate. But Shabbat, havdalah in particular, can slow kids down.
A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
This week, the popular vampire series finally incorporated a Jewish theme—and played into a centuries-old slur
The documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. casts a skeptical look at all those pink-branded efforts to raise awareness