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May 6 2011

Weekly Roundup: Dating the Mafia, Your Mama, and Midwives

By at 5:09 pm

All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

- Our favorite potty-mouth Kveller blogger, Sarah Tuttle Singer, bares all for the Jewish Journal about how she dated a real live gangster–we’re talking semi-automatic weapons and all. (Jewish Journal)

– Still looking for the perfect mother’s day gift? Here’s a pretty great list of cookbooks for your Yiddishe mama. (Forward)

– New Yorker writer Janet Malcom’s new book takes a close look at the crazy murder trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, a 35-year-old doctor indicted in the killing of her husband after he gained custody of their daughter. The couple were both members of the insular Bukharan Jewish community in Queens. (NYT)

– A well-known Baltimore midwife was convicted of two felonies yesterday in Alexandria Circuit Court in connection with a baby’s death in Virginia. Her prosecution has triggered a passionate debate about home births.  (Washington Post)

– If you think your last trip with your kids was difficult, read about what this dad has planned. (Dadwagon)

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