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News Roundup: Why I Stopped Speaking Hebrew to My Daughter

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

-After three years of speaking exclusively Hebrew to his daughter while his wife spoke only English, in an attempt to raise a bilingual child, Noam Scheiber, an editor at The New Republic, explains why he gave up the effort. (The New Republic)

-Working-class single mothers should stay single, argue two sociologists in Slate. Since jobs have dried up for working-class males, for expectant working-class white women it makes more sense to raise the child alone than risk custody complications by marrying the fathers of their children who face an increasingly uncertain futures. (Slate)

-You really, really don’t want to know what’s in those chicken nuggets they serve at your child’s school. Click the link at your own risk. (Salon)

-At just 17 years old, a budding magician from Santa Rosa California is taking his magic tricks to cancer wards, even winning the 2012 DillerTeen Tikkun Olam Award for his Magic is Medicine project. (JTA)

Slate editor Allison Benedikt weighs in on that royally stupid viral video about “The World’s Toughest Job” which paints moms as martyrs who just can’t seem to catch a break. (Slate)

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Rachel SilbersteinRachel Silberstein is a journalist and editor. She has written about politics, crime, health, immigration, religion and parenting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Tablet Magazine, New York Daily News, Jewcy, Feet In Two Worlds, XOJane, and now, Kveller. She received a BA from Brooklyn College, where she served as editor in chief of the campus weekly, The Kingsman, and won two coveted journalism prizes for her investigative reporting. She lives in Brooklyn with her son and guinea pig.

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