Tu Bishvat is around the corner, and the chorus to that song I learned in Jewish day school has been stuck in my head for the past week... And if you went to Hebrew school as a kid — or your kids…are enrolled in one now — then surely you know the one: Tu Bishvat higiyah, chag Ha'Ilanot! ("Tu Bishvat is here, the holiday for trees!"). Although it's technically regarded as a minor holiday, let's all agree that Tu Bishvat is seriously important (not to mention awesome). Celebrating trees and planting new ones as our ancestors did… >> Read More
The moment we'd all been waiting for caught us by surprise: Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is finally streaming on Amazon! (It actually dropped a day earlier than expected, but, hey, we're not…complaining.) The titular Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is an elegant, hilarious trailblazing Jewish comedienne (who may or may not be a pretty lousy mom). With its incredible 1950s costumes and witty Jewish banter, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stole our hearts completely when if first premiered in 2017. So, in honor of the best show us Jews… >> Read More
If you fertilized your egg in the early spring, then 'tis the season to start thinking of baby names! Not sure where to begin? As always, we here at Kveller have got your back.
To honor our most…favorite least important Jewish holiday, give your baby a Hanukkah-themed name! No, not like "applesauce" or "latke" (although, on second thought, those are pretty adorable names). From paying tribute to the Maccabee soldiers to honoring the fire that burns your menorah candles, here's an extensive list of Hanukkah inspired baby names. (But that's not all!… >> Read More
A baby's name is the first gift we give them, so it's important to be thoughtful about it. Sometimes, the perfect name is a short and sweet one — and it's surprising how much meaning a one-syllable…name can pack. (In fact, one of the Hebrew words for gifts is Shay, which is itself a beautiful, one-syllable name.) So if you're in the process of naming your child, or helping others with a baby name, I would encourage you to peruse this list of lovely one-syllable names. After all, everyone knows the best… >> Read More
With names like Kulture, Cricket, and Blue Ivy, there seems to be an unspoken rule among celebrities that newborns must be given obscure names. Like the trendsetters they are, the general population…has begun to follow suit. And sure, a unique name that has no association with anyone else offers the opportunity for a child to create their own legacy. But what about carrying on the legacies of our ancestors? At a time when everyone is seeking to stand out and make a name for themselves, it can… >> Read More