The Identity Dance: Actress Michelle St. John Used Personal Experiences as a Jewish Indian for Her Latest Role

Article about Sherman Alexie?s film about a gay Indian poet who falls in love with a Jewish woman, The Business of Fancydancing.? The film?features actress/singer Michelle St. John who is of Jewish and Christian Indian descent.

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Om-Shalomers Come of Age: Children of Jewish and Hindu Parents Are Emerging as a New Cultural Subset

A news article about the growing number of Jewish-Hindu intermarriages and the “HinJew” children that such relationships produce.

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Chinese lanterns

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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Easy Cherry Curry Chicken Salad

Easy Cherry Curry Chicken Salad

Combine the leftovers from a classic Shabbat chicken dinner with some Indian flavor

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How My Hindu Husband Became the Favorite Jewish Grandchild

By Jessica Melwani I’d been dating the man who’d eventually become my husband for about a year when my grandmother sat me down for a heart-to-heart. “I saw Aishwarya Rai on Oprah last week. You know, the Dollywood [she meant Bollywood] actress? Stunning girl!” Then came the truth bomb: “She told Oprah that your boyfriend already […]

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Queen Esther’s Crown Purim Bread with Samosa Filling

Queen Esther’s Crown Purim Bread with Samosa Filling

Stuffed breads, like dumplings, exist across many cultures. There are the babkas; the Kurdish Jewish stuffed bread known as kadeh; there are Polish kolaches; and Indian parathas. This year, instead of the usual Haman’s hat (Hamantaschen) for Purim, I wanted to try making Queen Esther’s crown. The pastry ring is supposed to look like a queen’s crown and with the inspiration […]

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The Perfect Recipe

How a Jewish woman and her Nepali husband have come closer through their discovery of each others’ cuisines.

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Lessons from ‘My Basmati Bat Mitzvah’

I don’t normally read books written for middle schoolers, but I was in the children’s section of my local library picking up a book for my daughter the other day when I noticed a book with a bright yellow cover with a pretty Indian girl entitled My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, written by Paula J. Freedman, […]

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Picture This: Old Photographs, New Life

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on her Jewish past and her interfaith future with her Nepalese Hindu husband.

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What’s a Wedding without Elephants?

Personal narrative from a Jewish man who married an atheist who grew up on an ashram, explaining the planning and anxieties behind their Jewish ceremony and Indian-themed reception.

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