Laura Baron

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A Mother’s Kaddish: Mourning for My Son, From the Women’s Section

<i>This essay is excerpted from</i> Kaddish: Women’s Voices<i>, edited by Michal Smart and Barbara Ashkenas, which won a National Jewish Book Award last …

Too Much, Too Little: Talmudic Rabbis’ Creativity Shines When Interpreting Prohibitions

<i>Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.</i><p>The first seven chapters of Tractate Yoma deal with …

Teach Your Daughters Well: Real Jewish Learning Is for Girls, Too

I was awakened at 7:00 on a recent Saturday morning to find a very persistent little girl thrusting a Chumash in my face. “Mommy, wake up!” she …

In the Talmud, One Sin Is Beyond Repentance: Giving God and Jews a Bad Name

<i>Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud</i> <i>a day, along with Jews around the world.</i><p>The conclusion of Tractate Yoma this week brought <i>Daf</i> …

Do Jewish Children’s Books Have a Problem With Gender?

<i>The Longest Night: A Passover Story</i>, written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated with beautiful watercolors by Catia Chien, retells the Passover story …