Celebrity news from Hollywood including an interview with Maggie Gyllenhaal, and an update on Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo.Go To Pop Culture
Cassie Havel Morgenstern did not expect that her Christian and Jewish friends and relatives were going to be harder on her relationship after the wedding, as she writes in Lessons of Respect from My Year of Marriage.
I cannot possibly do justice to how funny Vicki Boykis is in this book review of Sana Krasikov's One More Year, Everyone Suffering From the Same Toothache. She chalks it up to being the child of an interfaith Russian and Russian-Jewish immigrant family. I had fun just editing this one!
After his parents' divorce, Chaim Sodi's dad stopped identifying as a Jew--but he still wanted to be a good dad to his son as he was in Sodi's story. You'll have to read Becoming a Jewish Man to understand the significance of the cheesecake in the photo.
A lot of people in our office loved this video from our friends at MyJewishLearning, Todd & God: How to Hang a Mezuzah. It may be unorthodox, but the Jewish custom it teaches is totally traditional. Let us know if you like it, too.After I blogged about some shiny new books, including one on arts and crafts for the Jewish holidays, people asked for More about Jewish Arts and Crafts, so I obliged with some of my favorite internet resources.
Janice Aron invited InterfaithFamily.com readers to participate in her doctoral dissertation research. She's completed the degree and returned to report on what she learned in Interfaith Marriage Satisfaction Study Yields Answers and More Questions. Mazel tov Dr. Aron!
Nate Bloom's latest, Interfaith Celebrities: Inglourious Basterds Surprises and Connections, gives some of the kernel of history behind Quentin Tarantino's gory and cartoonish alternate reality World War II movie, and some information about the Jewish actors in the film, like Mélanie Laurent, pictured here.
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