As we have previously noted, the royal baby arrived on May 6. While there was nothing Jewish about the big news, we at Kveller are thrilled for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
And now, today's…baby news disclosed the bundle of joy's name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Of course, there's nothing Jewish about that, either — or IS there? As it happens, we've drummed up a smattering of high-profile Jews named Archie. We're not saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son after any of them, but, hey, anything's… >> Read More
The road to becoming a single a mother by choice can be emotionally exhausting and financially taxing.
Watch Kveller's new short documentary, Matriarchs, and meet four incredible women who,…despite these hurdles, did everything in their power to bring a child into their single-parent home. From surrogacy to seemingly endless rounds of IVF, Matriarchs follows four Jewish women named Rebecca, Sara, Rachel, and Leah — yes, the biblical matriarchs! — on their journeys toward single motherhood. Raw, vulnerable, and honest, each of the four women… >> Read More
When I first decided to write about postpartum depression and anxiety, I found myself writing about how I felt after it passed. After all, I had lived through it, and I wanted other mamas to know…that it — postpartum depression and anxiety, that is — does not last forever. I got better, so they could, too. After working on a few pieces, I received some feedback from an editor, who essentially said: Instead of writing about what came after it, why not write about it, itself? Truthfully, I was scared… >> Read More
We had just visited Auschwitz, and I was ovulating.
We had spent the day touring barracks where people — including our grandparents — lived in terrible conditions, and gas chambers where…people took their final breaths. After such an emotionally and physically draining day, we got back to our hotel in Krakow, and sat there speechless, tears streaming down our faces. And yet, my husband and I had been trying for a baby, and it was time to do the deed. It seemed incredibly jarring to… >> Read More
We're freaking out!!! Greta Gerwig, the 35-year-old magical, long-limbed fairy of an actress and the brilliant filmmaker behind Lady Bird, just had a baby with her boyfriend, 49-year-old…filmmaker Noah Baumbach. We came to know about this surprise when paparazzi caught a picture of the couple walking through New York with a stroller covered by a muslin blanket. This caused some observers to deduce that there was a baby in said stroller, and the baby was probably the progeny of the talented couple, and not, say,… >> Read More