Today is Natalie Portman's 36th birthday. The mom of two (her kids have the best Hebrew names: Aleph and Amalia) is also one of the biggest stars today, not to mention one of the most talented.…Regardless of whether you are a huge fan or not, you have to admit, she's got range; her films range from "V for Vendetta" to "Black Swan" to "Jackie" to “No Strings Attached.” And let us not forget one of her most shining moments: that profane SNL rap. Here are some of my favorite Portman quotes… >> Read More
Did you know that Gal Gadot was pregnant when she was filming "Wonder Woman?" You probably don't, considering she kept it hidden--and once she started showing, the team on the movie set also created…green screen suit for her baby bump when it was visible during shoots. In the June issue of Marie Claire, Gadot opened up about her second pregnancy, why she wants gender equality, and what her mom taught her. So, why did she keep her pregnancy on the down low? Because she was afraid she'd be treated differently,… >> Read More
Maya Jankelowitz should be your taste buds' best friend. She is the co-owner of the popular bistro Jack's Wife Freda in Manhattan, New York with her husband--which is a blend of American and…Mediterranean cuisine with a down to earth atmosphere. Jankelowitz also recently released a book with the restaurant's recipes. What makes this restaurant so different is the fact that it's centered around a Jewish immigrant love story. As their website explains: "Freda & Jack met and married in Johannesburg circa 1930’s. They had a son and daughter and… >> Read More
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of small children must be in want of advice.
“Excuse me,” said the older lady from across the aisle, “This hat is bothering…him.” I nodded at her with a forced smile before focusing, once again, on my wailing son. “I know you wanted to walk onto the bus all by yourself,” I murmured. "Darling, I’m so proud of you for trying to do things on your own, but we couldn’t take our time when there were so… >> Read More
Last year, when I stood to recite the Kaddish, the prayer for mourners, I was still nursing my baby girl. The words were ashy and bitter in my mouth while my breasts were busy making nourishment,…giving life. It had been exactly twenty years since my mother died. It wasn’t the first anniversary of her death since I’d had children, but it was the first one since I’d become a mother to a daughter. Somehow, it felt different. I was a junior in college, and we were pulling into the garage… >> Read More