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The Rosenberg Kids Are Still Fighting for Their Parents’ Good Name

By On July 3, 2017

64 years after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for spying for the Soviet Union, their children are still fighting to honor their parents’ name. In 1953, the Rosenbergs were convicted of… Read More

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The Jewish Woman Who Taught Us What We Know About Kids

By On May 22, 2015

  If you thought our current obsession with all things parenting (like, ahem, parenting websites) was something new to the modern world, think again. Dorothy Walter Baruch, who was born in 1899,… Read More

Before Nepal, Israeli Surrogacy Turned to India
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The True Story of How Gay Israeli Men Make Babies

By On May 4, 2015

Before the Nepalese earthquake shed light on the surprisingly intimate connections between gay Israeli men and the Nepalese women carrying their babies, Israel’s South Asian incubator of choice was India. The riveting… Read More

Adopting a Child, and Letting Go of Expectations
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Adopting a Child, and Letting Go of Expectations

By On January 29, 2015

It’s not easy raising a child, but when Claude Knobler and his wife adopted Nati, a five-year-old Ethiopian boy, they faced some unique challenges. Knobler met Nati, whose parents were dying of… Read More

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Got a Stubborn & Rebellious Son? The Torah Says: Stone Him.

By On August 1, 2012

Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18) tells the story of a ben sorer u’moreh, a “stubborn and rebellious son” who “doesn’t hearken to the voice of his father or mother.” Let’s just… Read More

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Swimming and Judaism

By On February 22, 2012

According to the sages of the Talmud (Kiddushin 29a), there are a few things a father is obligated to do for his son: 1. Circumcise him, 2. redeem him from the priests, if he’s a firstborn, 3. teach him Torah,… Read More