BACKWARD: While my friends are reading tips for decorating the playroom, or ‘Twelve Things My 14-Month-Old Definitely Believes,’ I am training my kid to kick the crap out of yours.
We live in a culture that says parents should record every little achievement of their children. Jordana Horn decided to ignore them a little — for their own good.
Is sending a child to a Jewish day school the best defense against assimilation? Rising costs have pushed some parents to look for alternatives, while others argue it’s the only way.
Jordana Horn doesn’t like it when people call her ‘Super Mom.’ It taps into a pressure Jews know well: the tyranny of ever-higher expectations.
Sam Horowitz’s Vegas-style bar mitzvah video says more about us than about the boy or his family. We may all want to be contrite about helping it go viral.
Is day school the only way to instill a sense of Jewish identity? Jordana Horn doesn’t think so — and she lays out her secrets of a good Jewish education.
Why call a child ‘Zev’ or ‘Orli’? Baby naming is akin to developing a brand for a person. For Jews, it tells the world who we are — and that we’re not afraid to let them know.
We’re lucky to have Jews who can write seven-figure checks to charity. But that doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t chip in with our two-figure good deed.
David Brooks waxed rhapsodic over Orthodox Jews, who may be the only ones he imagines shopping at a kosher supermarket. That was when Jordana Horn started getting a little angry.
Jordana Horn may be about to join synagogue No. 4. Not everyone has to be a multiple shul member, but she wants all of us to belong to at least one.