Making the Grade

Why parents should resist the allure of special classes for their gifted kids

Requiem for a Dream

An Israeli nightmare about rootlessness leads to financial ruin

The Annotated Child: All Set!

Our parenting columnist tunes in to the world of TV

Upstairs Downstairs

A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time


On a lifetime of being thought Jewish

To Grandmother’s House

Eight reasons the kids find grandma’s house more fun than our own

Big Fun

An illustrated remembrance of halcyon days at fat camp

Mommy, What’s a Spliff?

How to keep your kids from hopping onto the magic bus

Grave Missteps

A travel writer visits Lithuania and discovers “heritage travel” is a poor way to learn about the past

Hot Town

A song of praise for summers spent staying put

Better Late Than Never

A new book offers dating tips for those in their golden years

The Actualized Dragon

Imagining the world’s most politically correct children’s book

Role Reversal

When children have to look after their aging parents

Western Front

In Winnipeg, Jewish life has been far from quiet


A giant leap for mankind, a short drive for my family

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