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  • Raising the Jewish slacker

    April 16, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    “The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,” a book published earlier this year, has garnered a lot of attention. “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and her Jewish husband, Jed Rubenfeld, argue that three cultural traits account for the...

  • Tiger Mom, Dictator Mom, Jewish Mom

    By Ilana Angel

    March 1, 2013 | 7:21 am

    I am not a “Tiger Mom”.  In fact, in reading the list of things tiger specialist and author Amy Chua says make her one, there is nothing tiger mom-ish about me. I am proudly a Jewish mother in many of the ways Jewish mothers are stereotyped with, but I am also a dictator mom.  I...

  • Mezuzah Mom

    February 14, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Dear Tiger Mom, aka Amy Chua:

    I read with interest your column in The Wall Street Journal promoting your new Chinese-style parenting book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Your column, which spurred blogging and Tweeting not seen since Bristol Palin’s appearance on...

  • Retract your mom claws

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 26, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Amy “Tiger Mother” Chua might want to cover her ears right now because clinical psychologist Wendy Mogel has a message for parents that would likely send Chua into one of those shrieking fits she reserves for her daughters’ subpar piano practices, or a verboten A-minus.


  • Tiger Moms tamed by American experience

    January 25, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin earned two A’s, one A-plus and one A-minus during her first semester at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    When she told her Chinese grandfather, she was disappointed but not shocked by his response.

    “He said: ‘You got an A-plus, but...

  • Why Amy Chua, the tiger mom, is wrong

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 21, 2011 | 11:42 am

    The best response thus far to Amy Chua’s screed against the soft, indulged style of American parents, “‘The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” was by David Brooks of the New York Times. Chua decries American parents as wimps who capitulate to their kids. Not Amy. She has...

  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s Jewish Husband

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    Tiger Mother Amy Chua writes in her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” of her unbending demands on her children – all As, no sleepovers, no schools plays, and pathological piano practicing. But she has a foil to her unbending Chinese parenting style – her Jewish husband....

  • Amy Chua’s Tiger Mom Has Jewish Moms Ready for Battle

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Amy Chua’s excerpt from “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” printed last week in the Wall Street Journal, has mothers everywhere up in arms, and perhaps no one more so than Jewish mothers, who thought they had a lock on producing over achievers motivated by gigantic filial guilt...