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Deborah Kolben
Deborah is the founding editor of Kveller. She has worked as a journalist and editor at the New York Daily News, The New York Sun, and the Village Voice. She has also written for The New York Times, Financial Times, The Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

Posts by Deborah:

  • Mar 18 2013
    News Roundup: Zaftig Swedish Mannequins, Retro Housewives

    ¬†All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week. -Dispute at a Colorado school over which bathroom a transgendered 6-year-old has the right to use. (New York Times) -Maurice Sendak was a lovable but surly old … Continue reading


  • Feb 27 2013
    Our Survey Winners

    Do you remember a while back when we pestered you all to fill out a user survey and in exchange we promised that five of you would win $100 Amazon gift certificates? Well, several thousand of you stopped to offer … Continue reading


  • Feb 15 2013
    Getting Crafty with Purim

    If you’re anything like me (and by that I mean totally unprepared for holidays until they are sitting on top of you) it can help to start thinking about Purim, well, last week. But now will do. It’s not officially … Continue reading


  • Feb 7 2013
    Mayim Bialik Making Purim Costumes on The Cheap

    We really love any excuse to show off this photo of young Mayim sporting a homemade kimono for Purim. If you’re looking for some fun DIY ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, take a look at … Continue reading


  • Nov 26 2012
    How Can I Help My Daughter Cope With Our New Baby?

    Dear Kveller Readers, As many of you know, two weeks ago today I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She did us the favor of waiting out both Hurricane Sandy and the presidential election. And so far during her … Continue reading


  • Oct 15 2012
    A Month of Women, Work, & Money

    Now that all those pesky Jewish holidays are behind us, we’re turning our attention to another perhaps less spiritual though incredibly important topic–money. Here at Kveller, there’s a lot of talk about work–those who do it, those who don’t, and … Continue reading


  • Aug 20 2012
    Let’s Talk About Sex and Politics

    We would probably be remiss if we didn’t post something about the absolutely horrific stupidity of Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, the Republican candidate for the Missouri Senate race. As you all probably know by now, Akin told a news … Continue reading


  • Jul 11 2012
    Am I Overexposing My Kid Online?

    A few months ago, our own Mayim Bialik decided that it was time to pullback on Facebook. It got me thinking about my own social media habits and if I was revealing too much online about my family. Read about … Continue reading


  • Jun 22 2012
    Women Can’t Have it All, So Now What?

    The same year I finished college, I also attended my friend’s graduation at Barnard College. While the commencement speech that year at the University of Michigan had been sort of lackluster, I expected that at Barnard I would be inspired. … Continue reading


  • Apr 17 2012
    How I Screwed Up the Bilingual Thing

    I’ve been in Israel for the past week with my husband and 2.5-year-old.


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