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News Roundup: Jewish Women Lean In, If They Could Afford To

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

– A great piece in Lilith Magazine explores why many young Jewish women are particularly well-positioned to “lean in” to demanding careers, but how Jewish day care and community centers need to rework their models for more affordable childcare in order for them to do so. (Lilith)

– In war zones around the world, midwives have become increasingly critical to ensure a safe delivery. Breastfeeding advocacy is also critical where potable water and food access is limited. (NPR)

– Our own Jordana Horn writes for the Forward that Jewish Day School is not key to raising kids with a strong Jewish identity, and offers instead tips for parents to do their own Jewish “homeschooling.” (Forward)

– The one thing no one tells you before you have kids? Don’t get a dog. (Slate)

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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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