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.
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