Coney Island

How I Ended Up as a Brooklyn Tour Guide for a Day

How Anna ended up giving a bus tour of Brooklyn

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Zach and Thelma

How I Knew He was Husband Material

Laura learns a lesson from her husband about what it truly means to be one big family

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Death is All Religions

Death is all religions, it is every faith and it shakes us

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What’s on the Menu for an Interfaith Passover?

My Catholic family’s hosting Passover this year. Here’s what’s on the menu

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Rabbi Marc Rubenstein officiates a wedding

Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all

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Helen Turns 2 in English, Spanish and Hebrew

I can’t believe my first baby girl is already 2! In the beginning of this journey into parenthood I can remember the wise women of the synagogue next door to our apartment shouting, “Enjoy this time! It goes so fast,” as Adrian and I whisked Helen off to the park, to doctor’s appointments, to family […]

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Advice for Assimilated Family Reunions

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am having a family reunion. Half of the youngest generation has married people of other backgrounds. How can I use this opportunity to educate the Jewish members of my family about their heritage? And also to help those who do not currently identify as Jewish to understand how important […]

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My Daughter is Bringing Home a Boyfriend who is not Jewish for Rosh Hashanah

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: Recently, our twenty year old daughter called from college to announce that she is bringing home her first serious boyfriend for Rosh Hashanah. He is an A student, the leader of his a cappella group and involved in community service. Before she introduced him to us, she warned us that although […]

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Naming Our Past, Present & Future

Here’s how we created an intimate Jewish naming ceremony for our adopted baby Quinn

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Family Acceptance & Testing the Breaking of the Glass

Over the July 4th weekend, Zach and I spent some time with my family in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned on my previous post, we got ambitious with some DIY projects, so we planned a few (three) weekends to go home and visit (work) with family to complete those projects. The first weekend in July […]

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