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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Getting Most of the Words Right

By Laurel Snyder This blog post originally appeared at Rituallwell.org in honor of Interfaith Family Month I have never suggested to my Catholic-born husband that he convert. As a child of intermarriage myself, whose parents always maintained their own distinct religions (but raised me Jewish), conversion wasn’t part of my heritage. It was enough, I thought, […]

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Our First Rosh Hashanah Seder

By now hopefully you’ve had a moment to read about Jane Larkin’s Rosh Hashanah parties, which I plan to crash if I am ever in Texas for the Jewish New Year. This year my family started a new Rosh Hashanah tradition, too, although we hardly invented it; it was just new to us. At a […]

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