Counting our Blessings at Thanksgiving

Personal narrative from a Catholic woman hosting her parents and her Jewish in-laws for Thanksgiving for the first time.

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Sinai At Sea

She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?

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All Who Are Hungry, Come And Eat

My mom was a big feeder of people. When I started dating Rachel, whose parents and siblings were scattered across the globe, I think my mom felt the need to feed her, too. That’s how they bonded.

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Shabbat and Havdalah

Everything you wanted to know about the weekly celebration of Shabbat (and Havdalah) in one place.

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Purim celebration

Purim

Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holiday of Purim in one place

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Shavuot

Shavuot

Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holiday Shavuot

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Not Your Typical Jewish Family

Personal narrative about a daughter of divorced interfaith parents whose father decided to hold a Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration and wanted her to teach their multi-faith extended family about Jewish traditions.   

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Transition: Janelle’s Story

A daughter of a Methodist minister, now married to a Jewish man and raising Jewish children, finds meaning in the quick Havdalah ceremony that marks the end of the Sabbath and start of the new week.

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If the Book of Ruth Were Written Today

If the Book of Ruth, text customarily studied on Shavuot, were written with today’s interfaith couples in mind…

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Life Lessons of The Purim Superhero

Review of a new children’s book, The Purim Superhero.

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