Finally, an Age-Appropriate Holocaust Movie for Young Viewers
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
Regular Tablet readers know that I loathe most Holocaust media for kids: apps that are flippant or misguided; slim, pornographically violent volumes of poetry featuring mental monologues by bloodthirsty Nazis; richly illustrated fables queasily blending history and legend; wide-eyed, manipulative middle-grade weepies; YA novels using the Holocaust as a jumping-off point for teen shapeshifter fantasy. And then there are the horrifying old black-and-white movies we were shown in Hebrew school, spotlighting silent footage of bulldozers pushing mountains of corpses and hollow-eyed, emaciated survivors peering blankly at their liberators from stacked wooden bunks. None of these is a good introduction to one of history’s great horrors.
Fun Summer Crafts and Ideas
With school out, or just about, you may be looking for some crafty, outdoorsy, gaming, or other fun activities to do with the kids.
Look no further than Pinterest. Jvillage Network's Crafts board has hundreds of activities, from making 'snow' to making slime; making colorful bubbles and rainbow ice water; weird science experiments and outdoor lawn games. You can even learn creative napkin folding techniques or make jellyfish in a bottle.
What are you waiting for? Find a fun activity now!
All the Respect: Kavod
Papa Plony is obsessed with beating the Baloney family in the annual relay race. But when Yasmin flakes out on practice, and a new team member shows up with an unexpected physical difference – he panics. SHABOOM! The Sparks come to the rescue with incredible upsie-downie magic, including an upside-down rainbow ramp, a giant stuffie and a lesson in showing kavod, or respect. Tune in and find out who wins the race. Kol hakavod!
Remembering my wedding after divorce
Mayim's latest video explores how the Shamy wedding brought up real life emotions
With all the Shamy wedding talk, I figured it’s time to talk a bit about my divorce and the “stuff” left behind after a divorce. Let’s talk about what we hold onto: wedding dresses, photographs, mementos—what to do especially if you share kids? Can you relate to this process of holding on?
The #MeToo Movement Goes to Summer Camp
The #MeToo movement has empowered women to speak up against harassment and abuse. that includes firing beloved camp leaders facing credible accusations.