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Talking About Miscarriage

You can tell your story—even if it doesn’t have a happy ending

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A Bat Mitzvah Miracle

My niece Shirley’s big day was a spark of light in the darkness

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The Darker Side of the Festival of Lights

My first Hanukkah as a single mom looked a little bleak. Since then, I’ve gotten better at showing my kids the joys of the holiday.

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2019

This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box

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Fifty Years of ‘Sesame Street’

The kids’ show, with its many Jewish connections, celebrates a milestone

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Jenny Slate’s Intimate Stand-up

A new comedy special speaks directly to Jewish women

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A Fraternity of Silence

One man’s fight to uncover the history of anti-Semitism at America’s dental schools

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To Germany With … Love?

How I learned that there’s more to the country than I’d been raised to believe

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Where Are All the Scary Jewish Children’s Books?

It’s Halloween. Kids want to be scared. And there is a gaping, bloody hole in the canon.

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The Holocaust Book We Need Right Now

‘White Bird,’ a graphic novel for kids, stresses the importance of political resistance—then and now

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A Binding Legacy

How the arc of my father’s life led me to study the story of Isaac

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Tying a Talmudic Knot

What my father and I learned by studying Talmud—and each other

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The Horse-Poisoning Jewish Gangsters of the Lower East Side

An ugly New York City extortion racket at the turn of the last century

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Seeing Vilnius Through My Grandfather’s Lens

My mother’s father, Moshe Vorobeichic, captured images of Lithuania’s Jews shortly before the community was murdered

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Pancho Villa and My Grandfather

Why did the Mexican revolutionary invade the U.S. in 1916? To find a Jewish merchant.

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Hot Wheels

Roller derby has a rich Jewish (and feminist) history

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Living Single

Modern Orthodox communities geared toward unmarried adults present new challenges, but also offer lessons for the larger Orthodox world

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Weaving a New Tallis out of Old Traditions

I used threads of family history to create a prayer shawl for the future

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Taking a Stand for Immigrants on Tisha B’Av

Jewish organizations turn the day of mourning into a day of protest

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A Cross-Cultural Lesson in Gratitude

Children’s books reflect on the importance of thankfulness

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Lessons for Living From the Burial Society

What a ‘death midwife’ has learned from the dead and dying

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How Sweden Became the Epicenter of Yiddish Children’s Media

Kids’ books, cartoons, and music videos keep the mameloshn alive in an unexpected place

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Loving and Losing an Addict

With his death, he ruined love. That’s the one thing I let myself be angry with him for.

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In the Swim

Jewish visionaries helped create New York City’s public pools

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To Beet or Not to Beet?

Remembering my dad through one of his favorite foods: borscht

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The Healing Power of Jokes

Jews understand why humor really is the best medicine

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Trapped in the Annex

Enough with the children’s books about Anne Frank!

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The Joy of Downsizing

After decades of uneasy homeownership, my wife and I moved into a small apartment and discovered that the Sages were right

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The Jewification of ‘Tootsie’

The Broadway musical is a lot more Jewish than the movie

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Beauty Fades

Lessons my mother taught me about getting older

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