A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions
At home and at work, baby-boomer Jewish women are redefining what it means to be 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.
A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer
The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more
What I learned about maternal love from Aviva Shalit, whose son Gilad was held prisoner in Gaza for five years
A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television
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.
For the first time, Jewish women are choosing to give birth at an East Jerusalem hospital that caters primarily to Arabs
Finding a sense of healing at Passover, in the wake of a child’s suicide
A deep dive into my parents’ Passover cupboard
Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’
A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban
Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy
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?
How Jewish marriage brokers lost their standing, outside the Orthodox world
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
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
I inherited more than Dad’s unexpected savings. I also inherited his way with money.
After nine years together, we got married. But we could only accept tradition after we grappled with it.
Coco offers a grown-up depiction of mourning
‘This thing has existed since marriage was invented,’ says Esther Perel, author of The State of Affairs
Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!
Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum Junior offers spectacular interactive education
Measuring a relationship in poems and tractates of Talmud
In Israel, more new mothers are opting to spend a few days in upscale ‘baby hotels’ after they give birth
On braiding together and picking apart my Hungarian, American, and Jewish selves
The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently
An effort is underway to save old buildings crumbling into dust
How to teach children about the Jewish State without cheerleading for Israel