My parents never let me celebrate Halloween. My 6-year-old self yearned to be Strawberry Shortcake or Smurfette like the rest of my friends. But my Jewish parents said it was a pagan holiday. I…didn’t know what that meant, but I pictured some very evil people who were ghost and goblin-obsessed. When fall came around, I would walk along the aisles of the grocery store with their tantalizing Halloween candy displayed, fantasizing about buying candy corn and bags of chocolate, but my mom resisted my incessant pleas. We didn’t… >> Read More
Pregnancy is fairly predictable in some ways. Your belly grows. You become slower and more achey. And, pu pu pu, after nine months’ time, you’re cradling a tiny new person.
Yet, it takes being…pregnant at least twice to really appreciate the countless ways that pregnancies can vary. Now pregnant with our third daughter, I’m feeling not only older, but also wiser about the whole process of creating a miniature human. Here are seven of my recent lessons: 1. Time flies. The first pregnancy felt like an eternity. I… >> Read More
It’s been almost 10 long years since "Gilmore Girls" graced our TV screens. Now, it's coming back, which is why so many fans of the show are literally sitting at the edges of their…seats--especially since Netflix released the trailer for the mini-series "Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life." So, the TV show itself really isn't all that Jewish, but it definitely has its moments--and it definitely makes many of us nostalgic. While the Gilmores themselves aren’t Jewish, the show gave us that incredible moment where the dancing rabbi,… >> Read More
Actress and poet Amber Tamblyn is expecting her first child with her Jewish comedian husband David Cross. The "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" actress revealed they are welcoming a daughter…in a piece for Glamour. The 33-year-old wrote of her own mother--and recalled how she told her mother about her own sexual assault. Sadly, her mother shared a similar story of trauma with her, and how Tamblyn's grandmother's response was "Boys will be boys," a phrase people still say today. I can attest to this only too… >> Read More
Now that the 2016 presidential election is drawing nearer--and Donald Trump's name is everywhere (like how he misbehaved at Miss Universe pageants, like walking freely amongst dressing rooms while…participants changed, for instance), Gal Gadot has some choice words for the Donald. Recently, the Israeli actress and mom appeared “The Late Late Show With James Corden” last Thursday. Because of all the political events, Corden asked the former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot, if Trump ever crossed the line when she met him at the 2004… >> Read More