A Mother’s Move Back to New York From Israel

The New York Times parenting blog documents one family’s return to the U.S.

When Babies Star in Viral Videos

The problem with the video of the baby crying as her mom sings to her

In Death of Ex-Hasid Estranged From Her Religious Children, a Mirror for Trauma of Many

A father reflects on his own efforts to stay close to his children after deciding to live a secular life

My Jewish Son, Peter

Reconciling my son’s Jewish identity with his New Testament name

Opinionator Runs Headlong Into a Jewish Mother

The Times declares war on parenthood and loses.

Mourning Glory

When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age, and a father faces his own mortality, a son is reminded of the blessings of a good shiva

Predictive Pastry

If Gender Cakes can reveal whether your child will be a boy or a girl—and, in a new trend, they can—just think of all the other life questions that can be answered by clever foodstuffs

Recycling Time

Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting

Return to Never Never Land

Continuing the conversation on kids and Israel

Michael Chabon’s WASP Envy

Revealed in new book of essays

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