Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh Talks Jewish/Chinese Food & Family

We sit down with Food Network host Molly Yeh

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1 Family, 4 New Year Celebrations, 0 Resolutions

Until this year, it never even occurred to me that four celebrations to observe one phenomenon—the passage of time—could be considered, well, a lot. And it’s kind of confusing to boot, especially for my 5-year-old, whose birthday just happens to fall on January 1st.

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Being Jewish (and Buddhist and Christian and Chinese)

By Amourence Lee A good story is supposed to have a beginning, middle and end, right? Well, this story about being Jewish only has a beginning. Yep, I’m Jewish. Exactly 50% Ashkenazi according to my genome. And Jewish law says I’m 100 percent because my mother is Jewish—which also makes my kids Jewish. I spent […]

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Traditions are Languages, Too

Traditions are languages, too. Or at least, this is what my six-year-old daughter Laurel would have me believe. This week, I opened up her teacher’s monthly newsletter, scanning, as usual, for mentions of my own child. The final page usually includes what Laurel calls “jokes,” except they’re actually words “out of the mouths of babes” which […]

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Easy Shabbat Ginger Sesame Roast Chicken

When I say “Shabbat Dinner” what comes to mind? For me, it always connotes roast chicken. While roasting a whole chicken can seem complicated and time consuming, I promise you’ll find that it’s not, and there are easy ways to upgrade Grandma’s recipe for today’s taste buds. My grandmother Sylvia, who I’m named for, was […]

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Interfaith Parents, Chinese Children

Sidebar to Jewish Moms, Chinese Daughters, on interfaith families raising Chinese children.

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Dual Identity, Double the Questions: It’s Not Easy Being Jewish and Chinese

Article on Asian children growing up in Jewish families and the challenges they face reconciling their dual identities.

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Jewish Moms, Chinese Daughters

News article on the collision of two phenomena: older Jewish women wanting children, and girls orphaned by China’s one-baby social policy.

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Pizza, Noodles and Latkes

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is raising her Chinese daughters Jewish with her Italian-Catholic husband.

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Dispatch from the Institute: It’s a Small World, After All . . . Intercultural Interfaith Marriage

The story of how the families of a Jewish woman and her Chinese partner found compromise in the planning of their wedding and formed mutual respect for each other’s traditions.

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