Fare and Good

There are many ways a marriage can be tested. Inviting a strange cab driver into your home without informing your wife beforehand is one.

Cutting Close

Tween star Demi Lovato’s recent admission that she’d engaged in self-harm casts light on what may be growing problem—both in the culture at large and among Jewish girls

Skating Backward

Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength

Polyester Brides

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings—a documentary miniseries from the U.K. about a peripatetic group known as the Irish Travellers—has much to say about marginalized minorities everywhere

Testing the Limits

Not only is standardized testing plaguing our schools, driving us to cheat, and making our children sick; it’s completely antithetical to Jewish values

Walter and Edith

Some people love taking cruises. The retired couple in this short story, by Miami fiction writer Jeremy Glazer, enjoys watching them go by.

Remembering

This year Mother’s Day falls on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day. For one motherless daughter, the coincidence brings up comparisons she can’t ignore.

Family Plea

This coming Sunday marks Mother’s Day. Instead of flowers or treats, a writer offers up some decidedly unconventional prayer.

Taste Test

We all love personality-based quizzes. Here’s a perfect one for the people of the book: What does your favorite Jewish children’s book say about you?

Turned Off

The period between Passover and Shavuot is traditionally a time for reflection; parents would do well to reflect on just how awful most live-action TV programming for kids is

Passover Perfect

More than any other Jewish holiday, Passover can turn mothers into obsessive control freaks. But if we’re to have a meaningful holiday, we have to resist the madness.

I Am Charlotte’s Tsimmes

As Hadassah publishes a professionally made cookbook on its 100th anniversary, its archive reveals snapshots of changing Jewish American life, one typed and mimeographed recipe book at a time

Something Borrowed

My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.

Baby Brackets

Who cares about March Madness when there are Apgar tests, violin lessons, and a million other things for a Jewish parent to be anxious about? Here’s a bracket for parental anxiety.

Lost in the Fire

On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, it’s important to remember this important case not as a black-and-white morality tale but as a nuanced and complex story

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