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A Mother’s Move Back to New York From Israel

The New York Times parenting blog documents one family’s return to the U.S.

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When Babies Star in Viral Videos

The problem with the video of the baby crying as her mom sings to her

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In Death of Ex-Hasid Estranged From Her Religious Children, a Mirror for Trauma of Many

A father reflects on his own efforts to stay close to his children after deciding to live a secular life

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My Jewish Son, Peter

Reconciling my son’s Jewish identity with his New Testament name

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Opinionator Runs Headlong Into a Jewish Mother

The Times declares war on parenthood and loses.

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Mourning Glory

When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age, and a father faces his own mortality, a son is reminded of the blessings of a good shiva

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Predictive Pastry

If Gender Cakes can reveal whether your child will be a boy or a girl—and, in a new trend, they can—just think of all the other life questions that can be answered by clever foodstuffs

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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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Return to Never Never Land

Continuing the conversation on kids and Israel

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Michael Chabon’s WASP Envy

Revealed in new book of essays

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Adventures in Babyland

Writer Sam Apple on how parenthood changed him—and how it didn’t

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The Big Day

After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah

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God Is in the Details

After months of avoiding the big decisions, we finally began making the small ones

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What Lies Beneath

One author thought moving to New York meant severing her small town roots. Then she started writing fiction.

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First Cut

The one rite even shrimp-eaters don’t forsake

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Death Wish

A tour through my private Grand Guignol

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