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Adult hands cupping a childs hands holding a red plastic heart atop a blue wooden table

This Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stories about moms to share with you. 

Kate Kaput
Assortment of dreidels amidst holiday lights

Sometimes we create our own traditions, sometimes we carry on a tradition we inherit, and sometimes a tradition can come from unexpected places.

Ann Imig
A child's hands, palms up, sticky with chocolate

Our daughter-in-law gave birth to our first grandchild. A couple of months later, On the Chocolate Trail was published. Each whispers of mortality and immortality.

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Bride and groom walk hand in hand away from their outdoor wedding altar where friends and family wave to them in celebration

Everything Reform Jewish summer camping had done for me, it was doing for my children – and more.

Suzie Lyon
Open book showing a path leading off into a forest

Whether you listen while driving to work, preparing Shabbat dinner, or taking your kids to school, each episode will give you a new story to reflect upon and to discuss with the people in your life.

Rabbi Leora Kaye
Little girl with curly brown hair holding matzah up close to her face as if to break it

This year we'll travel to Grandma’s house in Florida, and I know that if I don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve, my boys will be glued to a screen 24/7. If you’re in the same position, here are a few tips for keeping kids busy.

Deborah Goldberg
Closeup of a gate with a Star of David in wrought iron with a cemetery in the background

My grandparents, both Holocaust survivors, often said that having children and grandchildren was the greatest revenge against Hitler, and hearing their stories taught me just how precious it was for me to be alive.

Sydney Rothschild
Closeup of a pinecone wreath with berries

My sisters and I grew up in Central Maine, where my family was one of a small handful of Jewish families scattered in this remote, wooded corner of the diaspora.

Courtney Naliboff
Two little boys with flashlights reading in a blankey fort

From a new audio version of "Hanukkah Bear" — a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A.

Penny Schwartz (JTA)

I hired an ancestral DNA expert to analyze my Jewish blood but, frustrated with my demands for details, he sent a curt email I will never forget: “You’re either Jewish or you’re not,” he wrote. Maybe this search was as much about my faith as it was about my heritage. Maybe I really was a Jew at heart, too.

Jeff Stoffa


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