Text Messages

As fights over textbooks simmer, Jewish groups enter the fray

Holy Water

A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh

Making the Grade

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

Teen Shpilkes

Young-adult novelist Norma Klein taught me about sex and feminism, in a very Jewish world

Forget About It

A Torah portion of war and remembrance

Milk, Honey, and Figs

A Jerusalem farmers market brings produce across the Green Line

First Cut

As the CDC considers recommending circumcision, a look at the history and purpose of the procedure


Assessing the transformations that have shaped contemporary American Judaism

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

Brothers’ Keepers

A Torah portion of speaking up and standing out

Jewish Abortion Technician

After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk


On a lifetime of being thought Jewish

To Grandmother’s House

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

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