Natalie Portman, the Harvard-educated, politically active, award-nominated actress, is a great example of why kids should stop trying so hard and start having fun
Simms Taback, prolific children’s book author and illustrator and designer of the original McDonald’s Happy Meal, creates art that is kooky, zany, poignant, and seriously Jewish
Saying goodbye to Medium, the surprisingly Jewish television show that perfectly captured the realities of parenting, the depths of grief, and the joys of everyday life
Benno and the Night of Broken Glass, a new picture book about a cat witnessing Kristallnacht, raises the unavoidable question: Do cute kitties belong in stories about the Holocaust?
The All-of-a-Kind Family books, marking their 60th anniversary, are a classic text of becoming American. They’re also a still-moving tribute to sisterhood.
Kids are exposed to many loaded terms each day, from ‘gay’ to ‘Yid’ to the n-word. Some are OK to use, in some contexts, for some people. Some are not. How can we teach them which are which?
Reality TV may often be silly, shallow, and trashy. But Top Chef, Project Runway, and other hits can help us teach our children about morality and values.
The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.
Because you demanded it!
What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.
Share your New Years resolutions!
Hebrew Union’s exhibit of quilts and other textiles highlights an unheralded art and its spiritual messages
Why, yes, it *is* a slow news day, why do you ask?
As Hanukkah’s end nears, a cheeky guide to some last-minute gift possibilities
Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids
As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish picture books
Several new books for children and young adults ask us to see the world through Palestinian kids’ eyes
A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world
Like Ruth Hater Ginsburg and Mazel Tov Cocktail
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
Get ready for a new ‘Shalom Sesame’
The Museum at Eldridge Street’s welcome makeover
Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions
Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years
The ‘N.J. Jewish Standard’ strikes gay partners from its pages
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
How a current best-seller gets Yom Kippur shockingly right