Roses, expensive necklaces, lingerie, chocolate — these are the globally recognized symbols of the very commercialized Valentine's Day.
It's true that V-Day is definitely not a Jewish holiday…— its origins are believed to be derived from Roman Catholics — and there's actually a Jewish holiday for love, Tu B'Av that's celebrated over the summer. Still, February 14th lends another opportunity to woo your loved ones (and is wooing ever wrong? No.) Perhaps more important, Valentine's Day is particularly great for pregnant women with upcoming… >> Read More
Andy Cohen is finally a dad! The Jewish TV personality told the world in December he was expecting a baby via surrogate (watch the heartwarming announcement here), and then, and on New Year's Eve, he…declared to Anderson Cooper how he was so excited for his "Semitic baby." Well, his Semitic baby is finally here! (And well-timed, too: Just last week, the Real Housewives threw him a seriously epic baby shower.) Weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, Cohen's son was born via surrogate at 6:35pm on Monday, February 4. Cohen posted to Instagram,… >> Read More
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