We've all lost someone important to us, and it's one of the hardest, yet most universal, experiences in life. Of course, the best thing we can do is support each other and never let anyone deal with…loss alone. And naturally, that's the entire point of reciting kaddish--it forces mourners to join others. READ: Mayim Bialik: Navigating Life as a Mourner But even ancient prayers need a makeover every once in a while. Nili Isenberg brilliantly set the Mourner's Kaddish to the tune of Adele's "Hello." Listen to the song below, and pass it on to anyone… >> Read More
This is the 18th post in our portrait series, Show & Tell, which features children ages 4-12 photographed with their favorite object.
Who: Bina, age 5
What: Raya doll
Why:…Bina received her Raya doll from her savti (grandmother) when she was just 3 years old. She loves her doll, because she looks real. When she plays with her, she puts her in a baby carrier and pretends she is a mom. Bina says she loves her "most of the time." Which means she really… >> Read More
I never wanted to be one of those stereotypically hypersensitive parents who takes umbrage at the slightest hint of political incorrectness, demands special treatment, or nitpicks about the…curriculum. Yet once again I find myself in the peculiar situation of disliking a school policy: My kindergartener received a mandatory homework assignment from his school for Valentine’s Day. Do I speak up and cement my reputation as a party pooper, or do I suck it up and get an A in “gets along and plays… >> Read More
When my now 4-year-old first started getting mobile, he was given free reign of the house. This was, of course, after we baby proofed up the wazoo, but for the most part, he was able to crawl or…toddle around and explore every last corner, from the kitchen with the big, shiny appliances to the little nook behind the piano. When my twin daughters started crawling, however, I had to employ a different strategy which involved penning in most of my living room with baby gates, and throwing them into what my husband… >> Read More
Let me just say this: I love this. I love that there's a new application where you can basically best friend date. Because making meaningful, dedicated female friends as an adult is freaking…hard. Until now, all of the technological algorithmic magic was used on dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, leaving women in the lurch. But thanks to VINA, founded by Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian, this new app is finally bringing women together. Girl power, much? The app's launch statement basically says it all: READ: When You’re… >> Read More