From biblical tales to Holocaust stories, these books make perfect Hanukkah gifts—with a dash of magic and a bit of jazz
May she get well soon!
A mother’s carefully curated closet becomes the subject of a family memoir by Maira and Alex Kalman
The Association of Jewish Libraries has suggestions in the wake of Pittsburgh
Age-appropriate but honest conversations, and even children’s books, can help you talk about what happened, and why. Here are some resources for parents.
A liberal publication gets yanked from the General Assembly in Tel Aviv
Taking a cue from this week’s Torah portion, HIAS spearheads a national conversation about asylum-seekers
Gertrude Berg deserves kudos from every fan of comedy and/or powerful women
At age 15, Rose Pitonof made history by swimming 21 miles to reach the Coney Island Steeplechase
It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?
The story of a rambunctious Jewish boy named Moses and a rambunctious Muslim boy named Mohammed, told with fine detail and exquisite art
Looking back 30 years later at the Lower East Side romance
An adorably illustrated new children’s book means well but fumbles the details
A Midwest road trip makes a mother ponder independence, parenting, and Jewishness
Russell Freedman wrote for children but never condescended to them. His final book is a fitting tribute to this social-justice-minded writer.
A new book offers a delightful history of America’s most notorious street
Artist Jason Mecier sculpts the rich and famous out of detritus
A tale of ducks, hens, and sexually voracious crows
Brooklyn Seltzer Boys is the last of a dying breed
After the illustrators escaped the Nazis, Lewitt-Him brought their Eastern European sensibility to London, where they designed everything from propaganda posters to stamps
A new exhibit celebrates two of the art of illusion’s greatest practitioners
By the author of ‘From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’ and ‘About the B’nai Bagels’
View designer Stuart Weitzman’s historic shoe collection, and salivate
If you always thought ‘Finding Nemo’ should’ve had a very different ending, I have just the book for you
Bagel-and-lox cuff links? Babka earrings? I’ve got you covered.
A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions
The Cubbyhole is a genuinely welcoming place in a world that can feel anything but
A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer
Today would’ve been the civil rights icon’s birthday, so why not take a moment to teach the young ones about his life and pursuit of justice?
The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more