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 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
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.
By Marjorie Ingall · September 10, 2013
New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages
By Marjorie Ingall · August 21, 2013
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say
By Marjorie Ingall · July 30, 2013
New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist
By Marjorie Ingall · July 23, 2013
Concerns grow about the shot’s efficacy, despite promising results. Maybe we’re more worried about our daughters’ sexuality.
By Marjorie Ingall · July 5, 2013
Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.
By Marjorie Ingall · June 19, 2013