Hungarian Gold Train Stops for Good Americans, Bad Israelis in Ayelet Waldman’s New Novel

‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise

#Jewish

It may not be as well-defined as Black Twitter, but there’s now a distinct community of Jewish tweeters with a shared sensibility and set of concerns

Bye Bye, Baby

As children get older, they need more privacy—especially if their parents are writers. That’s why you won’t read much about my kids anymore.

Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

Sundown: Cabinet Grants Peace Now Request

Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more

Playing Favorites

The Torah is full of stories of sibling rivalry, from Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers. But is the Bible an accurate representation of reality, or overstating the case?

The Jewishness of the ‘Chinese Mother’

Controversial author’s daughters are being raised in their father’s faith

On the Bookshelf

Funnymen, radicals, and a merry widow

Blogorrhea

Why I don’t read mommyblogs

Michael Chabon’s WASP Envy

Revealed in new book of essays

Resolved

Rosh Hashanah resolutions from Matisyahu, Michael Showalter, Ayelet Waldman, and others

The Mommy Wars

The missed opportunity behind the badge of bad mommyhood

Madonna’s Triptych

Children’s storybooks drawn from tradition can get sanctimonious. Does a pop star do any better with the stories of the Baal Shem Tov?

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