Yet another literary celebration of groundbreaking women gives Jews the fuzzy end of the lollipop
Coco Chanel, the subject of several children’s books that overlook her dark side, was a vile Nazi sympathizer. Maybe we should be teaching kids about other designers instead.
A new initiative aims to fight anti-Semitism one Seder at a time
As we try to make sense of the latest college scandal, let’s focus on how terrible a parent you have to be to sell out your child by trying to rig the system
My East Village neighbors sell their storied clubhouse
Trying to make children’s books more authentic and less stereotype-ridden isn’t censorship
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