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The Parent Trap

On a special episode of Unorthodox, Marjorie Ingall and Rav Danya Ruttenberg discuss their new books on Jewish parenting

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What Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Have Taught Me About Fatherhood

When both a father and his offspring are leaders, what’s the most ideal dynamic between them?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Seder: A Family Passover Story

Though the faces at Seders may change, family traditions—hopefully—remain with us forever 

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My Grandfather Is Voting For Donald Trump

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

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Don’t Call Me Zayde: Confessions of a Reluctant Grandfather

‘However wonderful, miraculous, glorious and cute Sammy may be, becoming a grandfather is not something, on some egotistical level, I’m entirely comfortable with’

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Unkosher Christmas: A Family Affair

‘Boy, I’m your grandmother! If I say you can eat it, you can eat it!’

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Far From the Tree

An open letter to writer Elizabeth Weil, who’s unsure how to help her 12-year-old become a bat mitzvah

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Grandma’s Harira Soup: Sukkot, With a Touch of Casablanca

‘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’

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My Mother’s Cakes, Memory, and the Meaning of Me

Shul on Rosh Hashanah? No, thank you. Honey and chocolate desserts in the mail? Yes, please.

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A Final Passover With My Mother

After years of forgoing the ritual, she insisted on one last seder

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Mourning the Purim Princess Dress

After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt

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Don’t Call Me Cute: A Grandfather’s Lament

How did my wife and I, successful professionals, become a ‘sweet, old couple’?

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‘Transparent’ is the Most Jewish TV Show in a While—and it’s Great

Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender

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Experts: Your Kids Might Still Move Back Home

Good news for Jewish moms everywhere?

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Passover Recipes to Cook With Kids

The founder of ChopChop offers tips to make food prep inclusive—and fun

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Crispy Christmas: How One Woman Spends Her Holidays

Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.

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Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

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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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My Spiritual Fitness Regimen

Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally

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Making a Jewish Home

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.

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Kissing Cousins

My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.

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How To Be a Man

The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series

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In My Father’s Footsteps

Going on a book tour just a few weeks after my father died, I learned how to walk in his shoes—literally

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All About My Mother’s Day

On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave

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Thanksgiving Without the Turkey

The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family

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Killer

Cain and Abel offer an important lesson, says a UCLA professor in the new book Bloodlust: It’s familiarity, not otherness, that breeds violence.

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Reconceived

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

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A Sort of, Maybe Jewish Movie

‘Peep World,’ out next week, is sort of maybe worth your time

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Intertwined

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

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Love Stories

“Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, considers some beautiful, wise, nuanced, and surprisingly terse looks at love and heritage

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