Sara Ivry is the host of Vox Tablet, Tablet Magazine's weekly podcast. Follow her on Twitter @saraivry.
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The Child Who Hated Cheesecake

The idea of a cake made of cheese repulsed my younger self. How wrong I was.

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Israeli Parents Crying Foul Over New Diaper Ads

Huggies’ cheeky new denim diaper ad campaign causing a stir in Israel

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‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ Series Getting Reissued

Lizzie Skurnick Books will publish Sydney Taylor’s classic children’s books

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Simon Schama’s Essay Contest for Students

Writing prompt asks high schoolers to examine how stories shape our identies

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A Mother’s Move Back to New York From Israel

The New York Times parenting blog documents one family’s return to the U.S.

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Jewish Mothers vs. Mothers Who Happen To Be Jewish

‘The Jewish Daughter Diaries’ paints an often-predictable portrait of Jewish moms. My own family’s history is more complicated.

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Rabbi Andy Bachman’s Next Adventure

The beloved Brooklyn rabbi steps down from his pulpit

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Jewish Clergy’s Newest Challenge: Single Motherhood

A new documentary follows four women on their journey to parenthood

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New York Times Readers Annoyed at Number of Jewish Writers

Complain about over-representation of Jews on popular parenting blog

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Sarah Silverman Chats With Jesus About Reproductive Rights in New Video

The comedian’s activist streak continues, for a good cause

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How To Make the Perfect Thanksgivukkah Meal

Bloggers and foodies share their recipes for sweet potato latkes, fried brussels sprouts, pumpkin sufganiyot, and a deep-fried turkey

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When Babies Star in Viral Videos

The problem with the video of the baby crying as her mom sings to her

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What I Learned From ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’

The series portrayed not just Jewish life or immigrant life—but girls’ lives

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Later the Same Day, Grace Paley (1985)

Midcentury short stories from a master

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Remembering the March on Washington

Listening to Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech, 50 years later

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My Jewish Child

My son, conceived with donated sperm, is Jewish—no matter what rabbis say

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In Memoriam, David Rakoff (1964-2012)

Remembering a brilliant, generous friend

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Diagnosis Is Not Death

Two new memoirs, Memoir of a Debulked Woman and Fierce Joy, offer inspiring models for coping with illness

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Hasidic Woman Sparks To-Do on the Internet

Post about the traditionally Orthodox and women stirs debate

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The Devil in Sarah Stein

Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future

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Herself Included

Judy Blume’s 35-year-old classic Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself avoids the main problem of Holocaust fiction: sanctification

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Out of ‘In Darkness,’ Reflection

A response to Agnieszka Holland’s Academy Award-nominated film

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Another List, Other Lives

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Choice

Chaim Potok’s 1967 novel The Chosen, about Jewish teenagers in Brooklyn, is no less inscrutable for adults than it has been for generations of young readers

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Memories of Frances

R.I.P. Russell Hoban

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No. 65: Au Revoir Les Enfants

Bad endings in Occupied France

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New Novel Sheds Light on Unsung History

Jews as hardy settlers of the prairie

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Disaster Preparedness

A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11

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Family Feuds

The stories in Stuart Nadler’s new collection, The Book of Life, explore the inter-generational tensions of moody Jewish families burdened by memories, rifts, hopes, and deaths

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In Praise of Un-Jewishness

Finally, a horrible reality star who is no shanda

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