Baby Blessings

?Wait a minute, I don?t bless my own food before eating. I guess if that?s something I want my kids to do, I?d better start doing it.?

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Nine Months of Spitting (and Other Superstitions)

A look at some of the Jewish superstitions during pregnancy and in anticipation of a new baby.

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Naming William

A mom explains Jewish baby-naming customs as she explains how she and her husband chose their baby’s name.

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The Case of the Missing Sav, and other mysteries in the transition of American Hebrew

When I was a child, I was confused. Why was did my mother talk about how she had a Bas Mitzvah, while I prepared for my Bat Mitzvah? Why was the way my father pronounced Hebrew different from the way we learned it in Hebrew school?

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Understanding Transliteration and Translation

You may have seen Hebrew words written in Roman characters (transliteration) in many different ways, and translated in a variety of different ways as well. This can make learning Hebrew and saying prayers more confusing, but there are good reasons why all this diversity exists…

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