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
It’s possible you haven’t yet heard about RIE, the hottest new parenting trend, but trust us: You will.
RIE is an acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers (and, no, that’s not a typo).…It’s a parenting philosophy that is recently gaining traction, thanks to endorsements from celebrities such as Tobey Macguire, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Hank Azaria. The parenting method has been featured in articles in Vanity Fair and the New York Post, as if you need further proof that RIE has “arrived,” a new parenting center that’s… >> Read More
Incredibles 2 was 14 years in the making. And many felt like the wait was worth it: The film widely received rave reviews and broke records in its opening weekend, earning $180 million, the…most ever for any animated film. When the first trailer came out in February 2018, many were worried the film would fall into "Dad is incompetent at being a parent" jokes. The plot, as the trailer laid out, shows Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) going back to work as a superhero, while her husband, Mr. Incredible (Craig… >> Read More
OMG — is your kid going to overnight camp for the very first time? Time to freak out!
Wait. I am totally kidding — though I suppose some of you already ran away, sobbing, to wrap your arms…around your little one. But for those of you still here, welcome! Sending your child to sleepaway camp for the first time really is a liminal moment. You’re standing on the threshold of a new parenting era. This is when you start to realize your kid is and can be separate from you (for an… >> Read More
Here.Now. is teen-driven Jewish movement to provide support, build connections, increase wellbeing and resilience, and reduce stigma around mental health. Teens can engage in creative activities,…partnerships, events, and innovate online content designed by teens for teens. This list was compiled by the Here.Now. teen executive board. Learn more. 1. Just because my door is closed doesn’t mean I am doing something terrible. 2. Sometimes when I am sad, it isn’t for any particular reason. 3. It’s OK to let me… >> Read More