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The Budding Joys of Jewish Fatherhood

My two-year-old daughter’s commitment to living Jewishly amazes me. I hope I don’t screw it up.

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Nine Notable Jewish Baseball Books for Kids

And only one is about Sandy Koufax

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Never Change, ‘Broad City’

Praise be to Season 3

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Let the Light In

A challenging and nostalgic visit to see my son in Jerusalem became an inspiration

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Could Howard Stern Hold the Key to Parenting?

The shock jock’s daughter, an Orthodox Jew, said her father’s constant talk about sex growing up turned her off from dating

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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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Parenting Advice From Susan Sontag

With the High Holidays and school year in full swing, one of our foremost Jewish intellectuals lays out ten tenets—initially for her son—for taking care of your kids

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Help for Would-Be Jewish Parents Struggling With Infertility

Fund offers a variety of resources, from medical treatment and counseling, to adoption assistance

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Struggling to Finance My Children’s Jewish Education

As a single mother of four, I’m tiring of elitist parents who desire shorter school days and complain about the rising costs of sleepaway camp

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Sending My Kids to Jewish Sleepaway Camp Is the Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

A new report details the factors that impact success in young adults

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Parenting Advice From Annoying Dads

Just in time for Father’s Day, a new book purports to help fathers with ‘the worst job you’ll ever love.’ Don’t listen.

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They Grow Up Fast

I’ll never forget the day my son, not yet three, said to me, ‘I want a haircut’

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The Women Who Came Before Her

In my daughter’s eyes, nose, and spirit, I see her strong, diverse foremothers

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Jerry Seinfeld Wants to Help Fathers be Helpful

Comedian spreads message of wife Jessica Seinfeld’s Fatherhood Initiative

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Don’t Ask Me How It Feels To Be a Mother

I’m not ‘a mom.’ I’m just her mom.

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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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Focusing on Jewish Kids With Disabilities

All our children deserve love, joy, and a Jewish education

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My Husband Wanted to Break the Fast Early and I Didn’t

A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right

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What Little League Baseball Taught Me About Being a Jewish Parent

Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first

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In Israel, Debating What to Tell Young Children

As sirens blare and security concerns mount, parents try to keep kids calm

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To Cut or Not To Cut: Finding Alternatives to Circumcision

New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants

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Teaching My Son About Judaism—and Atheism

A Jewish education helped him get over his childhood obsession with Jesus. Then he made up his own mind about what he believed.

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Ultra-Orthodox Parents of Children With Mental Illness Face Lonely Struggles

When one teen began bingeing and purging, there were places she could go, but her mother felt she had nowhere to turn

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When My Baby Says Her First Word, Will It Be in English or in Russian?

As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born

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Intermarried Couples Can Still Build Jewishly Engaged Families

My husband is Episcopalian, but together we have created a committed Jewish family and stayed part of the Jewish community

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Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children Navigate Their Own Coming Out Process

A weekend retreat inspires advocacy for gay Orthodox Jews and creates a support network for families in religious communities

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Do Jews (and Cubans, and Nigerians) Know the Secret to Success in America?

The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband

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When It Comes to Becoming a Mother, Sometimes Less Really Is More

I tried to get pregnant for months. But when my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.

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My Parents Did the Mazinka, a Jewish Dance to Celebrate Their Empty Nest

When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.

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Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible. It’s Essential, for Parents and Children Alike.

Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.

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