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Kid-Dish: Swim Time with Aleph, Birthday Party Time with Tori

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– The Talmud says a father is obligated to teach his son to swim, but Natalie Portman is taking things into her own hands with 2-year-old Aleph. The two were seen on their way to swim lessons at a private residence in California. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Another year, another birthday party for one of Tori Spelling’s kids filled with intricate costuming, intricate crafting, and breathtaking tablescapes set amongst a mountainous backdrop. (ediTORIal)

– Julianna Margulies stepped out with her husband and 5-year-old son Kiernan in New York City last week and let’s just say they all look very perfect and catalogue-y and not helping those of us who seem to have perennial toothpaste stains on our shirts. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Jenna Wolfe, weekend anchor for NBC’s Today, just welcomed her first child with partner Stephanie Gosk, a baby girl named Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk. This also made it public that her actual last name is Wolfeld (her father was a Puerto Rican Jew). (People)

– Sarah Jessica Parker Wears Sexy Swimsuit On Yacht In Greece… (And It Is Actually Plain & Simple & Not a Bikini). (US Weekly)

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Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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