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All That Jazz

A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions

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Growing Older—With an Emphasis on ‘Growing’

At home and at work, baby-boomer Jewish women are redefining what it means to be a grandmother

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Becoming a Grandmother

Growing up in a community of Holocaust survivors and their children in Melbourne, Australia, I didn’t know many grandparents. So now that I’ve got grandchildren of my own, I’ve had to figure out for myself exactly what being a grandmother means.

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Irving Berlin for Kids

A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer

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La Dolce Gilda

The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more

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Lessons From the Mother of a Kidnapped Soldier

What I learned about maternal love from Aviva Shalit, whose son Gilad was held prisoner in Gaza for five years

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Running the Show

A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television

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Dressing the Part

When my mother decided that our family was Orthodox, I changed my whole wardrobe. But I’d change it many more times before I found a style that reflected my own beliefs.

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Coexistence in the Maternity Ward

For the first time, Jewish women are choosing to give birth at an East Jerusalem hospital that caters primarily to Arabs

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The Sweetness of Memory, the Bitterness of Loss

Finding a sense of healing at Passover, in the wake of a child’s suicide

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The Relics of Passover Past

A deep dive into my parents’ Passover cupboard

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A New Musical Addresses an Old Immigration Story

Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’

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Art and Words for Frances

A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban

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The Return of Max the Dog

Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy

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Call It Sleepless

When my daughter wouldn’t sleep through the night, I wondered: Was this a medical issue, or a psychological problem she’d inherited from my family?

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The Rise and Fall of Matchmakers

How Jewish marriage brokers lost their standing, outside the Orthodox world

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Celebrating Judy Blumesday

A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important

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Finally, an Age-Appropriate Holocaust Movie for Young Viewers

‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson

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In Debt to My Father

I inherited more than Dad’s unexpected savings. I also inherited his way with money.

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The Wedding We Never Thought We’d Have

After nine years together, we got married. But we could only accept tradition after we grappled with it.

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What Pixar Movies Can Teach Us About Death and Loss

Coco offers a grown-up depiction of mourning

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Rethinking Infidelity

‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017

Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!

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The Best WWII Children’s Museum You’ve Never Heard Of

Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum Junior offers spectacular interactive education

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The Language of Our Love

Measuring a relationship in poems and tractates of Talmud

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From the Maternity Ward to a Luxury Suite

In Israel, more new mothers are opting to spend a few days in upscale ‘baby hotels’ after they give birth

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Budapest and Boston: Betwixt and Between

On braiding together and picking apart my Hungarian, American, and Jewish selves

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Bringing Immigrant Stories Home

The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently

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Inside Ellis Island’s Immigrant Hospital

An effort is underway to save old buildings crumbling into dust

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Picture Books for Parents Who Are Ambivalent About Israel

How to teach children about the Jewish State without cheerleading for Israel

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