US Border patrol

When Faith Reaches the Border

The young girl in the photo looks like my Helen

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Helen jumping in hoops

Why Do I Worry My Daughter Won’t Fit In?

It’s ballet class, not religious school–so why am I worried what they’ll think of us?

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Helen opening a door

We Aren’t as Different as My Neighbors Think

Why my American-Jewish-Mexican-Catholic family confuses our neighbors

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Pink flowering tree

Death is All Religions

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

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young woman leans against wall in bedroom, with family photos, ketubah and crucifix hanging on the wall

Should Our New Home Have a Cross or a Mezuzah (or Both)?

Should we hang a mezuzah, a cross or both in our new home?

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Anna and her daughter

I Was the Loca Lady at My Baby’s Naming

I never thought I would be the crazy lady in synagogue. But here we are

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Rabbi Jillian at age 6

It’s Not My Face that Makes Me Jewish

Rabbi Jillian weighs in on not “looking Jewish”

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Mom and Dad: We’re in Love and We’re Not Teenagers

Before Elizabeth was engaged, she and her boyfriend (now husband) made a decision about raising their future children both Jewish and Christian.

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Helen Fell on Her Head and I Prayed to Jesus, Sort of

Helen Fell on Her Head and I Prayed to Jesus, Sort of

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Stuffed animals

My Jewish-American, Mexican-Catholic Daughter Speaks with a British Accent…and It’s All My Fault

My Jewish-American, Mexican-Catholic daughter speaks with a British accent

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