If you haven't heard of Fox & Fish and their adorable Jew-y designs, you're in for a real treat. Their adorable graphics make great prints for your home, onesies for your babies, and t-shirts…for your kids. Like what you see? You're in luck! Fox & Fish is offering Kveller readers a 15% discount. Just type in the code KVELLER at checkout to get it! >> Read More
I hated Hebrew school. It was the only place in my life I ever got in trouble. My best friend and I--usually steadfast rule followers--always found ourselves holding back snorts in the back of the…classroom, the seriousness of the room taunting us into the kind of giggles only two hours of after-school Hebrew and bible study can beckon. Deep, Hebrew-school-hating giggles. The teachers were well-intentioned, I know. They would have to be--taking on an irreverent group of non-believers three days a week, kids who would rather have been anywhere… >> Read More
A pregnant friend recently asked me whether or not she ought to have a baby shower. “My mother-in-law really wants to make me one. I know that Jews are not supposed to do those kinds of things, but…why not? Is it just about superstition?” I thought about her question. Why do many Jews not have baby showers? Yes, there is the superstitious fear of the evil eye, namely that celebrating the baby before it is born would attract the attention of dark spirits, who would mark the baby for disaster. Jewish superstitions go back… >> Read More
Avital is blogging about her experience as a mother with anxiety. Read her first post here.
The first time I had an anxiety-related meltdown in public, I was shopping at our local food co-op. It…was only days after I had been diagnosed with anxiety. I was still certain there was something else besides anxiety going on. I was continuously nauseous despite not having eaten much for a couple of weeks. I was beyond weak--go figure--and the only time I was able to force myself to crawl out of bed… >> Read More
Sad news for Roseanne Barr fans. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Barr revealed she uses and endorses medical marijuana because it alleviates the symptoms of her macular degeneration and…glaucoma. In her blunt, no nonsense style, Barr admitted these diseases will ultimately blind her as they progress. The Jewish comedian is known for her work on "Roseanne," along with her liberalism and staunch pro-Israel views. She ran for president under the Peace and Freedom Party in 2012. I can't imagine carrying the knowledge that one day you… >> Read More