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Rosh Hashanah Cheat Sheet

Our Rosh Hashanah cheat sheet to the rescue

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Does Religion Dictate Where We Send our Daughter to Preschool?

I grew up in the same town where I currently reside. I remember going to high school with only a handful of other students who called themselves Jewish. I knew that raising my family in my hometown meant we would have to go to the very small synagogue in the next town over or if […]

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Za’atar White Bean Salad on Malawach

Za’atar White Bean Salad on Malawach

I love Mother’s Day. I know this might seem like a given but I’ve honestly always loved Mother’s Day. There were definitely a few years there (mainly in my 20s) where it was not on my radar but now that I’m a mother of two, let’s be honest… it’s basically a second birthday and if […]

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chocolate mint hamantaschen

Double Chocolate Mint Hamantaschen

Up your Purim game with double chocolate mint hamantaschen

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Purim: The Darker Side of a Festive Holiday

By Lela Casey The first time I really celebrated Purim was when I was 9 years old on vacation in Israel with my family. I remember being in awe of the sea of kids pouring through the streets dressed in colorful costumes and shaking noise makers. It was a party like I’d never seen before […]

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Why I Co-Officiate Interfaith Marriages

By Laura Baum The most popular days to get engaged are Christmas (and I assume Hanukkah!), New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. That means this time of year is one when rabbis like me get lots of phone calls to officiate at upcoming wedding ceremonies. One of my favorite parts of my rabbinate is officiating […]

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Christmas Day, One Year Later

A newly divorced mom navigates her first holiday season alone

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My Vision Board Came to Life

It was just over a year ago that my partner, Mercy, and I were dreaming and praying as we co-created a vision board for the year 2015. Vision boards are one of my favorite ways to create sacred art; a display of what I want to manifest in my life in the coming year. After […]

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A Little Christmas Can Be Enriching

By Jacob Weis Anybody who has had even the most menial part in celebrating Christmas can probably acknowledge the beauty in it. Whether Jewish-Jewish or interfaith, families sometimes run in to the question of what they are “going to do about Christmas.” Part of the reason for this question is that people assume that celebrating Christmas […]

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Is It Right To Ditch Secular Relatives for the High Holidays?

A Q&A from The Forward’s Seesaw column, with an answer from Ruth Nemzoff

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