I'll be the first to admit it: I gave up. After nearly two weeks of 90 degree days with 95% humidity in New York, I had enough of the uncontrollable frizz atop my head.
So I decided to say goodbye…to my stereotypically Jewish lady hair this summer. Last week, I got a Brazilian blow out, which is similar to a keratin hair-smoothing treatment but takes less time. A lovely woman I was connected to came to my home and while I worked on my laptop and chatted with my girls about their day, she applied… >> Read More
Israelis love pregnant women. Its seems that moms-to-be are everywhere — not to mention scores of "helpful" people who want to offer their advice about nausea, diet, where to give birth, and so on…— and Israelis are generous when it comes to giving seats to pregnant women on public transportation. Israeli women can recuperate from childbirth in one of four upscale "baby hotels," and all new mamas enjoy three months of government-mandated maternity leave. And now, being an expectant mother in Israel just got a little bit better:… >> Read More
Yes, we are writing about Jessica Mulroney again. It seems the Jewish stylist mom will stay in the news as long as her BFF Meghan Markle does (um, forever?), and we aim to keep you current.
You…may remember how Mulroney "secretly" saved Meghan Markle's style in her recent string of engagements. Neither Mulroney nor Markle confirmed this, but many applauded the looks (a fitted yellow dress! An "appropriately understated yet chic" olive green number!). But now, dear Kvellers, we have news to report. This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a.k.a. Prince… >> Read More
Summer camp season is well underway, and we're celebrating here at Camp Kveller! The second of our photo essays on summer camps of yore takes us back to the 1930s and 1940s.
We time-travel to…eight different camps, from upstate New York (Brant Lake Camp and Surprise Lake Camp) to Maine (Camp Chickawah, Camp Lown, and Center Day Camp) to Vermont (Aloha Camp) to Maryland (Camps Airy & Louise). There's also a series of photos from the National Music Camp in Michigan. There's basketball, dances, ice cream, and lots of time at the waterfront.… >> Read More
The Chosen, the novel by Chaim Potok, was first published in 1967, and has been a staple of middle-school reading lists ever since.
It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Reuven and Danny,…who are growing up in Brooklyn during World War II and through the creation of the state of Israel. Reuven is the son of a Modern Orthodox academic; Danny is the son of a Hasidic rabbi. Reuven's father expects Reuven to be a professor but Reuven really wants to be a rabbi. Danny’s father expects… >> Read More