Weekly Roundup: Dating the Mafia, Your Mama, and Midwives

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

– Our favorite potty-mouth Kveller blogger, Sarah Tuttle Singer, bares all for the Jewish Journal about how she dated a real live gangster–we’re talking semi-automatic weapons and all. (Jewish Journal)

– Still looking for the perfect mother’s day gift? Here’s a pretty great list of cookbooks for your Yiddishe mama. (Forward)

– New Yorker writer Janet Malcom’s new book takes a close look at the crazy murder trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, a 35-year-old doctor indicted in the killing of her husband after he gained custody of their daughter. The couple were both members of the insular Bukharan Jewish community in Queens. (NYT)

– A well-known Baltimore midwife was convicted of two felonies yesterday in Alexandria Circuit Court in connection with a baby’s death in Virginia. Her prosecution has triggered a passionate debate about home births.  (Washington Post)

– If you think your last trip with your kids was difficult, read about what this dad has planned. (Dadwagon)

Deborah Kolben

Deborah Kolben is Editorial Director/Founding Editor of Kveller. She formerly covered education, crime, and real estate at the New York Daily News and The New York Sun before becoming  the city editor of The New York Sun and the managing editor of  the Village Voice.  She has also written for The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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