It’s goyish for men to push baby strollers — or at least, that’s what a Hasidic newspaper ad wants Jews to believe. Shulem Deen explains why the ban will never stick.
A little-known New York City child care network that won a huge city contract for government-subsidized day care program is having trouble paying its bills.
As a rule, my husband and I don’t pray in non-egalitarian settings (or, at the very least, in ones that don’t count women in a minyan). So while I have been following the progress of partnership minyanim with respect and interest for a number of years, I hadn’t participated in one on a Shabbat morning until recently, when I attended the bar mitzvah of a friends’ son.
It’s Tax Day, and The Sisterhood explores why avoiding the ‘nanny tax’ has become such a common form of tax evasion.
Last Saturday I sat, coffee in hand, looking through a local website’s classifieds section for a nanny. “CPR certified nanny fluent in three languages with 10 years’ experience seeks new family,” one ad read. “Do we want a sitter who’s CPR certified?” I asked my husband. He looked at me quizzically. “Well, yes. Of course.” Then it occurred to me that neither of us is CPR certified. I’m not even sure I could do the Heimlich correctly.
The question being asked in households across southern Israel, is ‘who’s going to stay home with the kids?’ The answer, more often than not, are the women.
Today is Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. In honor of her trailblazing foremother, writer Deborah Siegel puts forth some demands that she says would make working motherhood more sustainable.
For parents of young children, finding a good babysitter can be as important to quality of life as having food and shelter. But said quest is not always so easy. A young mom in Tel Aviv found that out while unsuccessfully seeking a nanny for her 7-month-old son. Undeterred, she has now taken to more creative means to find good help.