The Great Baby Divide

I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.

Unwelcome

The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers

Man Up

What says summer more than a holiday barbecue? But an afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare.

The Enabler

Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead

K’tonton Time

The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids

Recycling Time

Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting

Dog Days

A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments

Cruel to Be Kind

A haftorah of consolations and expectations

Toy Soldiers

A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up

In the Toilet

There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.

Going Nuts

Passover is about freedom, so let’s not encourage our kids to be slaves to their allergies

Are You There, God? It’s Us.

Little people, big questions

Losing My Religion

How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church

Falling Down

How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home

Telling Tales

How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler

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