Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine, and author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.
The fashion designer’s name-dropping autobiography ‘The Woman I Wanted to Be’ is fascinating, inspiring, and troubling
By Marjorie Ingall · November 7, 2014
You don’t have to be Jewish to sport Hebrew ink. But some of these stars should have thought twice before going under the needle.
By Marjorie Ingall · October 21, 2014
Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue
By Marjorie Ingall · September 5, 2014
It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval
By Marjorie Ingall · July 24, 2014
New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
By Marjorie Ingall · July 9, 2014
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
By Marjorie Ingall · June 17, 2014
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
By Marjorie Ingall · June 12, 2014
Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans
By Marjorie Ingall · May 22, 2014
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
By Marjorie Ingall · April 30, 2014
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
By Marjorie Ingall · April 3, 2014
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
By Marjorie Ingall · March 18, 2014
How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?
By Marjorie Ingall · March 4, 2014
The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband
By Marjorie Ingall · February 11, 2014
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
By Marjorie Ingall · January 29, 2014
Male reviewers who’ve been lukewarm about the Golden Globe-winning children’s movie have failed to understand its true spirit
By Marjorie Ingall · January 15, 2014
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.
By Marjorie Ingall · December 31, 2013
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
By Marjorie Ingall · December 18, 2013
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
By Marjorie Ingall · December 5, 2013
From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?
By Marjorie Ingall · November 5, 2013
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.
By Marjorie Ingall · October 17, 2013
As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’
By Marjorie Ingall · October 3, 2013
A coming-of-age novel for the ages
By Marjorie Ingall · September 16, 2013