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
“Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, considers some beautiful, wise, nuanced, and surprisingly terse looks at love and heritage
When the challenges of joint custody become overwhelming, an Israeli stepmother of two teenagers finds vacations can bring her blended family together
A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.
Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
The emailed rant that’s been making the forwarded-by-relatives rounds
As Chabad opens preschools across the country, secular parents try to reconcile the movement with the classroom
From the archives: Trying to recall the exact moment my father told me he was dying