Gertrude Berg deserves kudos from every fan of comedy and/or powerful women
It’s the time of year when Jews traditionally apologize … but what if you’re the wronged party?
How I found culture and community playing the game my mother—and grandmother—loved
A Midwest road trip makes a mother ponder independence, parenting, and Jewishness
A tour of the Lower East Side’s historic shuls brought me closer to my father
A new book offers a delightful history of America’s most notorious street
After the illustrators escaped the Nazis, Lewitt-Him brought their Eastern European sensibility to London, where they designed everything from propaganda posters to stamps
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
View designer Stuart Weitzman’s historic shoe collection, and salivate
It took a long time to meet my bashert. But at 67, I’m ready to stand under the chuppah.
A new documentary explores the Jewish origins of Blue Note Records, but evades some tough questions
At home and at work, baby-boomer Jewish women are redefining what it means to be 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.
A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer
The documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ makes us miss Gilda Radner—and all her beloved ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters—even more
What I learned about maternal love from Aviva Shalit, whose son Gilad was held prisoner in Gaza for five years
A new book looks at the women—in particular, the Jewish women—who are changing television
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.
For the first time, Jewish women are choosing to give birth at an East Jerusalem hospital that caters primarily to Arabs
Finding a sense of healing at Passover, in the wake of a child’s suicide
A deep dive into my parents’ Passover cupboard
Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’
A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban
Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy
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?
How Jewish marriage brokers lost their standing, outside the Orthodox world
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
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
I inherited more than Dad’s unexpected savings. I also inherited his way with money.
After nine years together, we got married. But we could only accept tradition after we grappled with it.