The second time around is totally different…from tacos to the name
Mother’s Day is coming, in case you haven’t stepped foot in a commercial district recently. With it comes a whole host of emotions. You can hear them in casual conversations and read about them all over the blogosphere. Today, I want to put a stake in the ground in favor. In three strokes, let me […]
Some people believe that when a child is born the angel of death and the angel of mercy stand in the room side by side. During the delivery of my baby I watched the monitor as her heart rate dropped and lifted with every contraction. “The cord is wrapped around her neck,” the doctor said, […]
There are usually two types of Jewish blogs written in connection with Mother’s Day: 1. Those that focus on the commandment to honor your parents and note that in Judaism EVERY day should be Mother’s Day. These blogs almost always make one of two arguments: either that Mother’s Day isn’t necessary since we should be […]
What does being a grandparent mean to you? Sharing wisdom treats, presents, culture, values–and love? Let’s talk about it.
One of two new books on American Jewish culture hits home for our reviewer, as it tells a story from her family.
Having liberal, make-your-own-decisions interfaith parents made my path to Judaism a shaky one, but I got there with everyone’s support.
Earlier, I talked about our search for a rabbi willing to not only officiate an interfaith wedding, but one also willing to co-officiate with a Methodist minister. Going into the search, I knew it would be difficult. Eight years earlier, my sister had gone through the same search, with no luck, but I was hopeful. […]