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July 16, 2013 eNewsletter

July 16, 2013

Dear Friends,
In celebration of the DOMA ruling, check out one of our popular wedding stories. See what interfaith celebs James Franco and Lisa Kudrow are up to, and read about communication challenges when dating across cultures, and Jews who eat shrimp but not pork. Speaking of food--let me know if you have any good Jewish recipes you'd like to share on our site!

Lindsey Silken

Celebrating Gay Marriage
In celebration of the recent DOMA ruling, we're sharing one of our favorite same-sex interfaith wedding stories. Read more
Pop Culture
James Franco
James Franco Does Playboy?
James Franco has a sexy new role, Lisa Kudrow has one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood & L.A. gets a new interfaith mayor. Read more
Jewish Food
Ignoring Shrimp
Can You Ignore the Shrimp?
Joy admits she has a weakness for shellfish. But she doesn't eat pork, so confusion and guilt ensue when people assume she stays away from shrimp.
Read more
Animated Weekly Stories
DeuteronomyThe 5th Book of Moses
In this week's Torah portion, the first thing that is odd is the fact that Moses, at the end of his long life, has become an orator. See what he has to say. Watch now
Communicating Across Cultures
Communicating Across Cultures
Alex doesn't always feel he speaks the same language as the person he’s dating, but communication is an ongoing process. Read more

From the Blog
Parenting BloggerMeet Our New Parenting Bloggers!
Jessie, mother of two daughters in Boston, MA, and Jane, mother of an 8-year-old in Dallas, TX, share their parenting experiences in their new blogs exclusively on InterfaithFamily.

Read Jessie's blog & read Jane's blog

MindfulnessFrom the Staff: Mindfulness, Songs & Holiday Food
Rabbi Robyn Frisch, from IFF/Philadelphia, adds to her spirituality practice with mindfulness. Rabbi Ari Moffic, of IFF/Chicago, finds joy in her son's Shabbat singing (video included!). And IFF/SF Bay Area's Rebecca Goodman gives us a sneak peek into what made her childhood Passovers so tasty.

Read more from the blog

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