Mrs. Maisel is coming back, again! The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a very funny Jewish show, was just renewed for a third season — and that's before a premiere date has even been set for season…2. Amazon Studios announced the show's renewal this weekend. It may seem premature (just like season 2, which was picked up after only the pilot aired) but, like everyone else, Amazon is clearly loving Mrs. Maisel. Season 2 is set to premiere later this year, with the opening episode reportedly taking place in Paris. "Something that… >> Read More
It's weird to be pregnant again. People ask me the sex of the baby all of the time, and I say "girl," and they say, "Oh, and how about your other kids? Boys? Girls?" And when I'm not in the mood to…give a thoughtful response, I say, "a boy and a girl," and then they offer kind platitudes and that is it. But when I feel like being thoughtful, I reply, "One girl and one boy who is very girl-like." But that's not even the whole story. My child, who was born a boy, tells me… >> Read More
It's hard to believe, but it's been 18(!) years to the day since that most iconic of 1990s prime-time soap operas went off the air. Happy chai anniversary, Beverly Hills, 90210!
Though the…series may come off as dated and a tad earnest to modern viewers, Beverly Hills, 90210 was somewhat heavy-hitting in its time, tackling serious subjects like drug addiction, guns, eating disorders and sexually-transmitted diseases during its 10 seasons on the air. via GIPHY Anti-semitism, too, was a subject that came up in "Bev Niner" over the years.… >> Read More
May is chugging along, which means school is winding down, spring is actually here, and Shavuot is just around the corner. But this cheerful, blossoming time of year also holds a more serious…significance: It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As a literary fiction writer who focuses on mental health, this month is incredibly important to me: It’s a time in which we strive to broaden our understanding of mental illness and amplify the voices of those who struggle. One excellent way to do this is through writing and… >> Read More
In heartbreaking news, a 4-year-old boy died on Tuesday in Kiryas Joel, New York, after being poisoned by a household cleaning product he found in his kitchen — possibly mistaking it for chocolate…syrup. The boy, Yitzchak Menashe Schwartz, came into contact with a bottle of Whink Rust Stain Remover. According to Vos Iz Neias, the "brown plastic bottle and white top may have looked like a bottle of chocolate syrup to the preschooler." It's still unclear if the child inhaled the chemicals or actually ingested the cleaning product.… >> Read More