A Blessing for New Moms

Gomel: A Jewish Blessing for New Moms Having kids is sometimes hard. Giving birth to a baby is REALLY hard. Judaism has a ritual to mark getting through the experience. This next video from G-dcast teaches us how to say the Gomel, a Jewish blessing that is recited upon emerging safely from danger. This blessing […]

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Hollywood Now: Bilson’s a Mom, Downey’s a Dad (again) & Stewart’s a Director

Updates from Hollywood on new babies from celebrity interfaith couples and new projects from our favorite actors.

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Traditions of a Jewish Baby Naming

Lifecycle events can feel like giant OMG moments, but we’re here to help! InterfaithFamily has partnered with BimBam (you might remember their fantastic Torahlog video series, which we shared last year) to present their new series of Lifecycles videos, short animated videos and personal stories that give overviews of specific events and traditions. Over the […]

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“Belonging” as a Parent with a Jewish Son

This past weekend, our 5-month-old son was formally welcomed into our synagogue community when our family was honored with an aliyah (being called to the honor of Torah). Our rabbi offered blessings, everyone sang “Siman tov u’mazel tov” and we talked about how Sammy got his name. He is named in honor of both of […]

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Chelsea Clinton’s Pregnant and We Have Baby Naming Resources For Her

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…Chelsea Clinton is pregnant! When Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky tied the knot in 2010, we reported on their widely talked about co-officiated wedding. InterfaithFamily’s CEO Ed Case summarized the Jewish media response to their nuptials, which was not quite as congratulatory as ours and ultimately hoped that their wedding […]

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The Battle for Uzi

I knew I wanted a Hebrew name for our son. What I hadn’t expected was my husband choosing a name that made me cringe.

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A Baby-Naming That Made Me Cry: Olivia’s Ceremony

The baby-naming was everything she’d hoped: it was fully Jewish and honored her Catholic husband and his family.

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Get ‘Em While They’re Even Younger: Groups Reach Out to Babies Too

News article about the increasing population of non-Jewish teachers and students at Jewish preschools.

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Hollywood Now: Stars of Wet Hot American Summer, Plus New Mom Deschanel & Dad-To-Be Zuckerberg

Zooey Deschanel becomes a new mom and Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad, plus Wet Hot American Summer.

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Making the Transition to Parenting Easier: A Review of The New Jewish Baby Book

Review of new edition of Anita Diamant?s classic Jewish baby book, with changes that are particularly helpful for interfaith, gay/lesbian and multicultural Jewish families.

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