New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?
The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
Male reviewers who’ve been lukewarm about the Golden Globe-winning children’s movie have failed to understand its true spirit
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.
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
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
From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?
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.
As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’
A coming-of-age novel for the ages
Tom Thumb shaking the lulav
17th Century Widow with 14 Kids Leans In
Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.
New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say