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Remembering the Emmys’ First Best Actress Winner

Gertrude Berg deserves kudos from every fan of comedy and/or powerful women

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Where’s My Apology?

It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?

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The Young Women of Mah-Jongg

How I found culture and community playing the game my mother—and grandmother—loved

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Visiting Colleges, Filled With Ambivalence

A Midwest road trip makes a mother ponder independence, parenting, and Jewishness

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Finding Family History in Synagogue

A tour of the Lower East Side’s historic shuls brought me closer to my father

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17 Fun Facts About the Bowery

A new book offers a delightful history of America’s most notorious street

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A Polish Children’s Classic Comes Back Into Print—With Enduring Style

After the illustrators escaped the Nazis, Lewitt-Him brought their Eastern European sensibility to London, where they designed everything from propaganda posters to stamps

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Bar Mitzvah Planning in an Uncertain Time

The months leading up to my son’s big day were filled with political protests, anti-Semitism on the rise, and anxiety over this country’s future

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These Shoes Were Made for Gawking

View designer Stuart Weitzman’s historic shoe collection, and salivate

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The Marrying Kind

It took a long time to meet my bashert. But at 67, I’m ready to stand under the chuppah.

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All That Jazz

A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions

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Growing Older—With an Emphasis on ‘Growing’

At home and at work, baby-boomer Jewish women are redefining what it means to be a grandmother

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Becoming a Grandmother

Growing up in a community of Holocaust survivors and their children in Melbourne, Australia, I didn’t know many grandparents. So now that I’ve got grandchildren of my own, I’ve had to figure out for myself exactly what being a grandmother means.

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Irving Berlin for Kids

A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer

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La Dolce Gilda

The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more

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Lessons From the Mother of a Kidnapped Soldier

What I learned about maternal love from Aviva Shalit, whose son Gilad was held prisoner in Gaza for five years

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Running the Show

A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television

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Dressing the Part

When my mother decided that our family was Orthodox, I changed my whole wardrobe. But I’d change it many more times before I found a style that reflected my own beliefs.

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Coexistence in the Maternity Ward

For the first time, Jewish women are choosing to give birth at an East Jerusalem hospital that caters primarily to Arabs

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The Sweetness of Memory, the Bitterness of Loss

Finding a sense of healing at Passover, in the wake of a child’s suicide

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The Relics of Passover Past

A deep dive into my parents’ Passover cupboard

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A New Musical Addresses an Old Immigration Story

Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’

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Art and Words for Frances

A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban

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The Return of Max the Dog

Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy

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Call It Sleepless

When my daughter wouldn’t sleep through the night, I wondered: Was this a medical issue, or a psychological problem she’d inherited from my family?

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The Rise and Fall of Matchmakers

How Jewish marriage brokers lost their standing, outside the Orthodox world

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Celebrating Judy Blumesday

A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important

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Finally, an Age-Appropriate Holocaust Movie for Young Viewers

‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson

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In Debt to My Father

I inherited more than Dad’s unexpected savings. I also inherited his way with money.

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The Wedding We Never Thought We’d Have

After nine years together, we got married. But we could only accept tradition after we grappled with it.

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