My mother was like most American Jews in the sixties who wanted to hold on to pieces of the culture and assimilate at the same time. But why did she send me to an Orthodox day school?
Category: Raising the Tribe
Jeff Mandell and Carin Mrotz are a couple of local Jews, each with a couple of kids. They have a lot of opinions on parenting. This time they share their stories of Hanukkahs past and present.
Just days removed from Bat Mitzvah weekend, I reflect on a few of the things that went well for myself and my daughter, and offer tips on how you can survive as well.
Nearly incoherent ramblings of a father who is seven days away from Bat Mitzvah weekend(and possibly nine days away from a visit to Bedlam Insane Asylum).
At this age, it is supposed to cause a minimum of pain and will never be remembered by the baby. At least that’s what some people say. But they also say lobsters don’t feel pain when they’re being boiled to death. I wonder if the lobster knows better.
How do you raise an empowered and egalitarian daughter in the face of the marketing onslaught of pink and pretty, Disney Princesses, and toddler fashion shows? A review of Peggy Orenstein’s book.
This isn’t an ordinary Boy Scouts troop. It’s owned by the Sabes JCC, and governed by its rules, especially those on inclusivity. It’s also about leadership, teaching success, & giving back.
When you have two kids, who gets the raw end of the deal? These two younger siblings take on the debate.
Jeff and Carin are a couple of local Jews, each with a couple of kids. They have a lot of opinions on parenting. Each month, they’ll share their perspectives on a topic. This time, it’s baby names. Crazy, common, and Jewish.
I began to lead a double life, steeping myself in Jewish culture like a tea bag every morning and leaving it after school. Leading a double life as a child led to a search for peace; and Shabbat gave me more than I expected.