How To Give Your Kids a Taste of the Jewish Immigrant Experience

Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel

Getting a New Perspective on Jewish Holidays—Through the Eyes of a Child

I didn’t know about the holidays until my son came home from preschool wearing a cardboard Hanukkah candle on his head

The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2013

From Jews in space to Bigfoot on the loose, this year’s selections take kids of all ages into new territory

How Thanksgiving Became Holy for One Iranian Jewish Woman and Her Family

‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives

Uncovering My Family’s History—or a Clever Scam—75 Years After Kristallnacht

A woman in Germany claimed to have photos that could solve a mystery about my great-uncle’s death. But was she telling the truth?

Young Jewish Readers and Their Fine Feathered Friends Redefine ‘Chick Lit’

From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?

‘But Mommy, Am I Going To Get Breast Cancer Too When I Grow Up?’

I wanted to avoid putting my children through what I’d been through as my mother and grandmother struggled with the disease

My Grandfather’s Transistor Radio Became a Lifeline During Hurricane Sandy

That radio bonded me to my grandfather, and to God, when I was a child. Decades later, it helped keep my family safe during a disaster.

Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

My Parents Did the Mazinka, a Jewish Dance to Celebrate Their Empty Nest

When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.

Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible. It’s Essential, for Parents and Children Alike.

Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.

Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Kids

As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’

My Abortion, My Miscarriage, and My Right To Have My Own Feelings

Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.

Taking My First Trip to Ukraine, Under the Watchful Eyes of Jesus

A visit to Lviv for my brother’s wedding showed that for some Jews with Eastern European roots, you can’t go home again

Not Just for Kids: Three Knockout Biographies Bring Three Awesome Jews to Life

New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages

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