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July 16, 2013 eNewsletter - Chicago

 
InterfaithFamily
July 16, 2013

Dear Friends,
In celebration of the DOMA ruling, check out one of our popular wedding stories. And see what interfaith celebs James Franco and Lisa Kudrow are up to, 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
editor@interfaithfamily.com

Coming Up in Chicago
Bayit
Nature Hike & Parenting Ideas
Join Bayit, a new Jewish after-school program in Evanston, for an afternoon family nature hike on Sunday, July 28. You will also make art and might even learn a little Hebrew! Also, see IFF/Chicago's joyful and spiritual parenting ideas for bedtime, eating, praying, playing and more here
LGBTQ
DOMA
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
Interdating
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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One of 54 sections of the Torah read, during Shabbat services, in order on a weekly basis throughout the year. A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.) A language of West Semitic origins, culturally considered to be the language of the Jewish people. Ancient or Classical Hebrew is the language of Jewish prayer or study. Modern Hebrew was developed in the late-19th and early 20th centuries as a revival language; today it is spoken by most Israelis.
Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
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