You may not have heard of Haim before, but this summer you probably will. Haim is an all-girl band consisting of three of Jewish sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana. Their new album, "Something to…Tell You," will be released July 7 from Columbia Records. The music video for their single, "Right Now," was shot by none other than filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (of Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood fame). This is where we start... live in the studio. We were so lucky to work with the amazing Paul Thomas… >> Read More
Yoni & Nina Tokayer are a married couple (also parents to an adorable baby) who make up the Israeli band Yonina. In the past, they had a viral hit when they covered Matisyahu’s “One…Day." Well, now they're back with two more songs, one called "Love," and another called "Sand Will Remember," which is a tribute for Israel Memorial Day (this Sunday, April 30th). Listen to "Love" below, which has an English translation (thanks to The Times of Israel). https://youtu.be/ClGXhHcjBSI And here is their song about Israel Memorial Day: >> Read More
My 10-year-old daughter, Aviva, has an, um, interesting personal style. She is currently wearing a pair of overall shorts (sans shirt) and pink striped, knee-high socks. A blue, temporary, glittery,…dragon tattoo adorns her forearm—and a ponytail to one side and blissful self-assurance complete the look. I can smell her bubblegum flavored lip gloss from across the room, as she primps in front of a mirror. I am on the couch sorting through my psychotropic medications, just picked up from the pharmacy. As I look over… >> Read More
Death is part of my life, not in any metaphorical sense, but in a palpable way. My younger brother Noah died of suicide on his 21st birthday, and the first anniversary of my grandmother's funeral; my…mother died a few years later after living for eight years with cancer caused by a genetic mutation that I share. These losses are present with me as I go through life, and perhaps never as much as when I became a parent. Just like most parents, I wonder about the "right time" to introduce… >> Read More
Prematurely-born babies, especially extremely early "preemies," face many severe, often fatal health risks.
While nothing can take the place of preventing prematurity, scientists are slowly…working on solutions. The most intriguing of which is a study that builds towards creating artificial wombs that can help reduce risks for the most extreme cases. These plastic, fluid-filled incubators, have recently been tested on lambs and the results were promising. The Verge reports on a study published in the journal Nature. "Inside what look like… >> Read More