Interview: The December Holidays From A Christian Perspective

By Rabbi Ari Moffic  While InterfaithFamily is a Jewish organization, we naturally work with individuals and clergy of other faiths and often get requests to hear about topics from another religious perspective. As the December holidays approach, Rabbi Ari Moffic, Director of InterfaithFamily/Chicago, reached out to Reverend Samantha Gonzalez-Block, who herself was raised in an […]

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The Beerorah

One of my favorite holidays is Hanukkah, and for that, I give a lot of the credit to the Beerorah. The Beerorah is something that my fiancé Derek and I came up with the first Hanukkah we were dating – well, really it’s a gift pack from He’Brew brewing company (a division of Schmaltz brewing) […]

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An Inter-Faith Yom Kippur in a Time of Weddings

This year may have been the perfect snapshot for our inter-faith life together. As Friday settled in and the sun began to set, we began to prepare for the weekend. I was preparing my body by beginning my fast. Lisa was preparing for a busy Saturday. One thing that makes Lisa a wonderful inter-faith partner […]

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A Hard Year Behind Us, A New Year Ahead

“Rosh Hashana is the new set of instructions, the new game plan coming down from Heaven.” – David Sacks, Leader of The Happy Minyan. One of the things we celebrate at this time year is the chance to begin anew. As of this past Friday, life is going to be starting in new ways quite […]

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Thanksgivukkah

  Dana here. Even though Thanksgivukkah has come and gone, I thought I would write about how we, as an interfaith couple, celebrated. Thanksgiving has been a tricky holiday for us. Chris’ family always does Thanksgiving at his parents’ home with a morning football game and other traditions while my family tends to switch it […]

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A Conversation with Jane Breskin Zalben, Author of a Cookbook with Recipes for Jewish, Christian and Secular Holidays

Reprinted profile of Jane Breskin Zalben and review of her new cookbook, To Every Season:? A Family Holiday Cookbook, a cookbook for parents and children to use for American holidays, including recipes for Fanny?s Flourless Chocolate Cake

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