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Top 11 Kveller Posts of 2015

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It’s that time of year again. The time where we look back and reflect on the past year–the ups and downs, the hardships, the joys. For us, we’re taking this time to highlight the articles our readers read the most. Some of them hit on sensitive, controversial topics, while others provided humor, snark, and comfort.

We’re so grateful for you, our dear readers. You’re what keeps our Kveller heart beating throughout the year.

Take a moment to read (or reread!) our top posts from 2015:

1. Mayim Bialik: Don’t Fall For That Similac Commercial

“Get ready to get mad at me.”

2. Think You Hate Barbies? You’ll Probably Love Their New Ad

“When you think of Barbie, you probably don’t think of feminism or female empowerment. If anything, you probably think of all the ways Barbie reinforces unhealthy stereotypes about women’s bodies.”

3. Lena Dunham Equated Jews to Dogs & That’s Not OK

“It’s pretty annoying when someone writes something anti-Semitic. But imagine how much more annoying it is when it’s someone you like.”

4. Mark Zuckerberg Donated $992.2 Million to Planned Parenthood (Sort Of)

“At least, he inadvertently did.”

5. Mayim Bialik: Mourning My Father’s Death

“My father died…He had been in hospice for two months.”

6. Boy Who Donated Bar Mitzvah Money to Ailing Classmate Gets a ‘Big’ Surprise from Ellen

“Jesse Kaufman received a lot of money for his bar mitzvah, but instead of squirreling it away or spending it on himself, he decided to do something even better.”

7. The One Thing Your Gynecologist Is Tired of Hearing

“It’s something that I, as an OB/GYN, hear almost daily in my clinic: “I’m sorry.” That’s right, my patients apologize to me.”

8. To the Woman at Target Who Shamed Me & My Son

“Out of the corner of my eye, as I was pushing my cart with my shrieking 3.5-year-old to our car in 86 degree heat, I saw you watching me.”

9. Expensive Dues Aren’t the Only Reason People Don’t Go to Synagogues

“In the New York Times, Michael Paulson reported on the “Pay What You Want” model some synagogues are implementing to reduce the financial barrier to membership.”

10. An Unexpected Side Effect of My Daughter’s Measles Vaccine

“We took my daughter to her 15-month check up.”

11. Dear Family, I Love You But I Can’t Talk on the Phone

“You’re going to have to make peace with the fact that I just can’t call you very much (read: hardly at all) for the next…I don’t know how many years.”

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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