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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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Great Escapes

When the challenges of joint custody become overwhelming, an Israeli stepmother of two teenagers finds vacations can bring her blended family together

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Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

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Collective Memory

Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz

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Drop Dead, Jimmy Carter

The emailed rant that’s been making the forwarded-by-relatives rounds

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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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A Cold Case

From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying

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Intermarried Chicago Kids Won’t Get Grandpa’s Money

But will presented weird incentives for dad

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Penny Pinchers

The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype

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Sorry, Again

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