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Shabbat and Other Holidays

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    Shabbat Dinner - Video

    By InterfaithFamily

    In this video, a family shares Jewish pre-meal rituals for Friday nights.

    Date: 01-21-2014

    Transition: Janelle's Story

    By Debra B. Darvick

    A daughter of a Methodist minister, now married to a Jewish man and raising Jewish children, finds meaning in the quick Havdalah ceremony that marks the end of the Sabbath and start of the new week.

    Date: 06-12-2013

    If the Book of Ruth Were Written Today

    By Rabbi Steven J. Lebow

    If the Book of Ruth, text customarily studied on Shavuot, were written with today's interfaith couples in mind...

    Date: 05-13-2013

    The Book of Ruth: an Interfaith Tale

    By Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

    As we read and honor Ruth's journey at Shavuot, we can reflect and honor our own unique paths. Celebrate your marriages, honor the wisdom of your ancestors  and give gratitude for your abundance.

    Date: 05-03-2013

    Delicious Recipes to Enhance Your Shavuot Celebration

    By Linda Morel

    Advice from Rabbi Gil Marks about meaningful activities for celebrating Shavuot, including surrounding yourself with nature; eating grains, fruits, and dairy meals; and discussing the meaning of freedom on this holiday when God gave the Ten Commandments.

    Date: 04-25-2013

    Orpah: A Shout-Out for Shavuot

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The story of Ruth is so often used to show that welcoming "strangers," converts, is ingrained in Jewish text.  This test also includes the story of Orpah, however, who turned back and did not join the Jews.

    Date: 04-15-2013

    How You Can Make Shabbat: Family Moments

    By InterfaithFamily

    Introduction to the blessings for our children, families, partners, and more, for Shabbat, from our Guide to Shabbat and Havdalah for Interfaith Families.

    Date: 04-10-2013

    The 52-Day Holiday

    By Jayne Cohen

    Ideas for celebrating Shabbat with a busy modern family, plus recipes.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher

    By Elana Roth

    Review of Laurel Snyder's Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher. A story about a confused pig - and inclusivity.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Counting our Blessings at Thanksgiving

    By Karyn Cook Zafran

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman hosting her parents and her Jewish in-laws for Thanksgiving for the first time.

    Date: 08-01-2012

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