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A Welcoming Day School in St. Paul

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February 7th, 2010 10:00 a.m.

Mark your calendar for the Annette Newman Day School of the Talmud Torah of St. Paul Open HouseThe Talmud Torah of St. Paul is a inclusive day school which combines top academics with a social justice and enriching Judaic curriculum.  Afternoon and preschool programs are also available.



January 19, 2010

Dear Friend,

When I was putting this electronic newsletter together, I was consumed with thinking about the earthquake in Haiti. I thought  you might feel the same, so I put up a blog post with a list of places you could donate to help people in Haiti, including both secular and Jewish charities.

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Remember food writer Aaron Kagan's article about his difficult Interfaith Engagement? You can read about how he and his bride worked out  A Delicious Interfaith Wedding for their families.

When Rabbi David S. Gruber was watching early MTV as a child of the 1980s, he never dreamed they would be calling him--to officiate a wedding--in Spanish. Read Lights, Camera, Mazel Tov.

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Jane Larkin wasn't expecting to have this particular conversation with her 4-year-old, in How Not to Tell Your Child Daddy Isn't Jewish.

Margaret Wilson is parenting in a very non-traditional family that makes the most of two traditions in I Live In a Two Faith Household.

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We asked Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, who records Rabbi Reuben's Ruminations for us in cooperation with Jewish TV Network, to give advice on Ending An Interfaith Relationship.

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I love cultural blends, like the music in Yiddish and Irish of Saints and Tzadiks. I also love learning about the cultural heritage of Jewish communities around the world, as I did from two CDs of music from Jewish Bombay and Jewish Baghdad.

My best cultural find of the last two weeks was the article on how Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons is entering an interfaith marriage, as I wrote in Lighten Up, Dude.

Hasn't it been freezing? Nate Bloom has the round-up on Interfaith Celebrities: Actors and Athletes Warming Up Winter--including the inimitable and uxorious Robert Downey, Jr.

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The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach." 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. Hebrew for "order," refers to the traditional course of events, or service, surrounding the Passover and Tu Bishvat meals.
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