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Mar 28 2014

Kveller Hits of the Week: March 23-28

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-Kveller Story About Boy’s Leg Amputation Gets the Media Spotlight. Two Kveller posts made viral status this week. The first was the incredible story of Amit Vigoda, who, due to a chronic orthopedic condition, begged his mom to have his leg amputated. The story got picked up by ABC News, FOX News, CNN, Daily Mail, and New York Daily News. 

-The second story, which went viral this week on social media, was Alina Adam‘s smart commentary on why New York City’s top high school only accepted seven black students this year and why the school’s controversial admissions test should stay.

-If You Don’t Vaccinate, Keep Your Kids Away From My Baby. This topic ignited a heated debate in the comments section. Vaccinations are on everyone’s mind now because of the recent measles outbreak in New York City.

-Mayim Bialik: Here’s to Those Who Empower People with Special Needs. Mayim explained how her father, a public school teacher, inspired her to support organizations that empower people with special needs. Many readers connected deeply with this piece and appreciated Mayim’s shoutout for the cause.

-After Much Thought, We Finally Made a Decision About Jewish Day School. Kveller contributing editor Carla Naumberg and her husband spent a long time deliberating about whether or not to send their daughter to day school. Many Kvellers related to Carla’s struggle and applauded her decision.

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Mar 21 2014

Kveller Hits of the Week: March 17-21

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-Though I Dropped Orthodoxy, This Passover I Will Celebrate with My Orthodox Wife & Kids. Many were moved by this story about an Orthodox dad who lost his faith, but is determined to keep his family together. Find out how he and his wife explain their new family arrangement to their young daughters.

-Mayim Bialik: My Boys Finally Had Their First Movie Theater Experience. Mayim has come around on the whole “no movies” thing. She saw “The Lego Movie” with The Ex and her boys and it was so great it made her cry!

-What Not To Say to Your Friend Who is Adopting. This post touched a nerve in many readers, especially those struggling with fertility issues and considering adoption. Carrie tackles misconceptions and offers some suggestions about what people CAN say to a friend who is adopting.

-Forget the Vacuum Cleaner: 10 Things Moms Actually Need in Minivans. Apparently Jordana is not the only mom who is unsatisfied with the features available in modern minivans. Many readers weighed in on Jordana’s proposed “slapping arm” and “Purell-dispensing door handles.”

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Jan 24 2014

Kveller Hits of the Week: Jan 20-24

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- Mayim Bialik: Recap & Pictures from the 2014 Sag Awards. Although Mayim didn’t win a SAG award last weekend, she still had an awesome time! Here’s Mayim getting decked out for the event–hair, dress, makeup–the works! And of course, an official “Mayim Selfie” at the award show.

- Mitzvah Notes For Mommy. In Ariel’s daughter preschool class, the teacher instructed parents to write “mitzvah notes” chronicling their children’s good deeds. This inspired Ariel to write a list of things he appreciates about his wife. Good idea right? Let’s get this “mitzvah note” trend started.

- A Second Chance at Jewish Preschool For My Son with Special Needs. When Shira’s son was diagnosed with Autism, she feared he would never be able to receive the sense of “Jewishness” she grew up with as a child. Luckily, she found an “inclusive” school which is helping to increase the accessibility of Jewish education for families of children with special needs.

Need Some Naming Inspiration? Here are the Top Israeli Baby Names. Looking for an original name for your baby-to-be? The Israel Central Bureau of statistics recently released a list of the top baby names of 2012–a bit late, we know. From Noa, to Shira, to Yair, there’s a big chance you’ll stumble upon the perfect name for your baby!

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