Jordana Horn


6 Reasons (Jewish) Mommy Blogs Suck

By Jordana Horn

6 Reasons (Jewish) Mommy Blogs Suck
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.Read More


Ignoring My Kids — For Their Own Good

By Jordana Horn

Ignoring My Kids — For Their Own Good
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.Read More


Are Jewish Day Schools the Answer?

By Helene Wingens and Jordana Horn

Are Jewish Day Schools the Answer?
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.Read More


Please Don’t Call Me 'Super Mom'

By Jordana Horn

Please Don’t Call Me 'Super Mom'
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.Read More


Forgive Us for Clicking on Sam Horowitz's Bar Mitzvah Drama

By Jordana Horn

Forgive Us for Clicking on Sam Horowitz's Bar Mitzvah Drama
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.Read More






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  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
  • “Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” What do these great songs have in common? A forgotten Jewish songwriter. We tracked him down.
  • What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.
  • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
  • "Sometime in my childhood, I realized that the Exodus wasn’t as remote or as faceless as I thought it was, because I knew a former slave. His name was Hersh Nemes, and he was my grandfather." Share this moving Passover essay!
  • Getting ready for Seder? Chag Sameach! http://jd.fo/q3LO2
  • "We are not so far removed from the tragedies of the past, and as Jews sit down to the Seder meal, this event is a teachable moment of how the hatred of Jews-as-Other is still alive and well. It is not realistic to be complacent."
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  • This is the face of hatred.
  • What could be wrong with a bunch of guys kicking back with a steak and a couple of beers and talking about the Seder? Try everything. #ManSeder
  • BREAKING: Smirking killer singled out Jews for death in suburban Kansas City rampage. 3 die in bloody rampage at JCC and retirement home.
  • Real exodus? For Mimi Minsky, it's screaming kids and demanding hubby on way down to Miami, not matzo in the desert.
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