My grandfather was the dentist of some of New York’s best chess players, including Samuel Reshevsky, Al Horowitz, and Edward Lasker. And he wasn’t so bad at the game himself.
On a special episode of Unorthodox, Marjorie Ingall and Rav Danya Ruttenberg discuss their new books on Jewish parenting
When both a father and his offspring are leaders, what’s the most ideal dynamic between them?
Though the faces at Seders may change, family traditions—hopefully—remain with us forever
I now question everything because my Deda—my hero who escaped the Soviet Union and would never believe that a man in power could keep his children safer than he could—has made an unfathomable choice
‘However wonderful, miraculous, glorious and cute Sammy may be, becoming a grandfather is not something, on some egotistical level, I’m entirely comfortable with’
‘Boy, I’m your grandmother! If I say you can eat it, you can eat it!’
An open letter to writer Elizabeth Weil, who’s unsure how to help her 12-year-old become a bat mitzvah
‘Recipes for food she had, but not so much recipes for life. But her cooking. Her cooking was the flawless creation that she wasn’t’
Shul on Rosh Hashanah? No, thank you. Honey and chocolate desserts in the mail? Yes, please.
After years of forgoing the ritual, she insisted on one last seder
After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt
How did my wife and I, successful professionals, become a ‘sweet, old couple’?
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
Good news for Jewish moms everywhere?
The founder of ChopChop offers tips to make food prep inclusive—and fun
Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.
Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways
I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.
Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series
Going on a book tour just a few weeks after my father died, I learned how to walk in his shoes—literally
On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave
The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family
Cain and Abel offer an important lesson, says a UCLA professor in the new book Bloodlust: It’s familiarity, not otherness, that breeds violence.
In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate
‘Peep World,’ out next week, is sort of maybe worth your time
Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism