Mar­jorie Ingall is a colum­nist for Tablet Mag­a­zine; before that, she wrote as The East Vil­lage Mamele” at The For­ward. She’s a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to The New York Times Book Review and has writ­ten for many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions, includ­ing the late, lament­ed Sassy, where she was senior writer. She lives in New York with her hus­band, chil­dren, and two vocal cats.