Thirty years after making waves with her children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mommies,’ author Lesléa Newman traces a young Jewish immigrant’s ‘Journey’
Teaching teenagers how to navigate a world that encourages aggression, cutthroat competition, and misogyny
A reading list reflecting the environmentalist values of this underappreciated holiday
There’s something wrong with the apology from a Cleveland doctor who joked about giving Jews the wrong medicine, and with the media coverage of her public contrition
And why Rosh Hashanah is a better new year’s celebration
Using literature to help your spawn feel less left out
Why censoring Nazi imagery in student theater isn’t good for anyone
A traveling museum show introduces new audiences to cartoonist and silly-machine inventor Rube Goldberg
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’