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News Roundup: Hello Kitty in Space, Sarah Silverman’s Sister Arrested in Jerusalem

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



– Hello Kitty has officially been sent into space, thanks to 12-year-old Lauren Rojas who crafted a rocket for a science project and used a Hello Kitty doll as the astronaut. The doll reached 93,625 feet and captured some amazing video footage. (ABC News)

– Dolce & Gabanna has released a new fragrance for babies. The perfume is meant to enhance that new baby smell and gets its inspiration from “the softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, [and] the first smile.” Okay then. (TIME)

– Ten women were detained by Israeli police at the Western Wall on Monday for wearing prayer shawls, including Susan Silverman, a reform rabbi and comedian Sarah Silverman’s sister. (Forward)

– The Chinese Year of the Dragon came to a close this weekend, wrapping up one of the busiest years for baby making in China by couples attracted to the powerful symbol. (Atlantic)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller.com. 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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