Marjorie Ingall is a former columnist for Tablet, the author of Mamaleh Knows Best, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review.
Understanding our societal addiction to forgiveness stories
The best releases from the past year. Hint: There are no picture books on this list.
After the health care heroes get their shots, how do we decide who should come next? And then? And then?
A comic novel set in the 1980s with a biracial lead. A picture book set in the 1880s based on a real-life Purim Ball in Tucson. A sad-funny graphic memoir about loss. An epistolary novel about baseball and autism. And more!
What are your values, and how will you explain them to your offspring?
On Yom Kippur, trying to learn life lessons from the Supreme Court justice
A recent spate of titles can help children struggling in our scary world
Who’s worked up about it, and why
The original film was about way more than The Lift. Why not try to make a sequel that’s even better … instead of cheesier?
The first Jewish sacred space to commemorate miscarriages, abortions, and stillbirths
How do we balance the seemingly contradictory virtues of supporting our local businesses and protecting workers during the pandemic?
If you—and your kid—are in mourning for Jewish camp, maybe a literary visit will help
And how to talk to them about anti-racist protesting
As if pandemic home-schooling were not enough, now parents have to be camp directors, too?
Now is not the time for a ‘farshtunkiner’ made-up holiday!
There is no bright side to COVID-19. But there are moments of beauty and hope amid the terror.
We’re sick, and the meaning of this holiday seems more potent than ever
In advance of Passover, thinking about the most vulnerable