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They Grow Up Fast

I’ll never forget the day my son, not yet three, said to me, ‘I want a haircut’

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A Study in Intermarriage

Asian-Jewish unions are producing some of the proudest Jews around

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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.

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Unwelcome

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

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Man Up: Coping With the Holiday Barbecue That Gets Summer Started

An afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare

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The Enabler

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

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K’tonton Time

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

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Recycling Time

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

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Dog Days

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

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Cruel to Be Kind

A haftorah of consolations and expectations

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Toy Soldiers

A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up

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In the Toilet

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

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Going Nuts

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

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Are You There, God? It’s Us.

Little people, big questions

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Losing My Religion

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

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Falling Down

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

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Telling Tales

How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler

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Festivismukkah!

The Annotated Child: Coping with the December dilemma

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The Rebbe’s Teachings

As Chabad opens preschools across the country, secular parents try to reconcile the movement with the classroom

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The Children Are the Future

A haftorah of singing praise and raising kids

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Ortho Kids Like Ritual, Summer-Camp Study Shows

While Reform campers define Jewishness through success

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How to Atone Like a Child

On Yom Kippur, kids will be kids

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Good Breeding

Israeli woman dies after producing 1,400 descendants

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Sorry, Again

There’s no sure way to raise kids who apologize and accept apologies

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School Boy

A son goes off to college, and a mother is left behind

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Upstairs Downstairs

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

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The Actualized Dragon

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

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The Annotated Child: Road Trip!

Summertime, and the car rides ain’t easy

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Repeating History

My grandmother was an immigrant. And now I am, too.

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Today I Am a Fountain Pen

The ritual isn

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