What’s It Like To Be A Jew In A Room Full Of Christians

What’s it like to be a Jew in a room of 4,000 people, nearly all of them evangelical Christians? If it’s the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) annual conference, it’s pretty fantastic. A cross between a pep rally for G-d and a big group hug for Jews and the nation of Israel, the gathering is an … Continue reading

Read This Book: Ron Fournier’s ‘Love That Boy’

Ron Fournier’s new book, Love That Boy, is a tough read. It’s a beautifully and lovingly written story, but it’s also a painful one. Fournier’s book does two things. First, it offers a global indictment of the hot-house parenting common among contemporary upper-middle-class parents and the unfair expectations those parents impose on their children. Second, it offers … Continue reading

3 Reasons I Won’t Buy The Gap’s ‘Play to Win’ Clothes

Sometimes a pair of pants is just a pair of pants. And sometimes they make you think. In this case, I’m talking about some leggings our local Gap Kids is showcasingas part of its Summer Olympics window display. I noticed the multi-colored leggings initially walking by the store myself, filing away a mental note that my … Continue reading

When Women Are Ready to Opt Back In

Like a romantic-comedy that closes with a wedding and skips the ensuing marriage, media coverage of women who “opt out” of the workforce often ends with that decision. But who are these women, what fuels that decision, and what happens after it’s made? In 2014, the Pew Research Center reported: “About one-in-10 mothers with a Master’s … Continue reading

Should You Just ‘Get The Epidural’? Maybe

The New York Times recently published an article arguing women should have no qualms about routinely ordering epidurals during childbirth. Several of The Federalist’s female contributors discuss. If Mommy and Baby Are Healthy, You’re Golden Melissa Langsam Braunstein Jessi Klein’s op-ed “Get the Epidural,” reminded me of “Odd Mom Out,” Bravo’s loving send-up of life on New York’s … Continue reading