Making Time to Reflect Before the Big Day

We’re counting down the days—less than one month until the wedding! Plenty of friends and family have been asking us if we’re excited (of course) and if we’re ready (which is a tougher question). In the practical sense, yes, we are ready. The caterer has our menu, the DJ has our song list and we’re finished […]

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Mom: What is Your Religion?

Being from an interfaith family has influenced my life in myriad ways, most especially in my choice to focus my rabbinate on working with other interfaith families. I’ve written about my own upbringing and my parents several times over my tenure at InterfaithFamily, hoping that my own experiences might resonate with our readers. Yet, so […]

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The Hardest But Best Job I’ll Ever Have

There are days when my preteen son is angry with me for reasons that neither of us knows. There are days when he’s embarrassed by me because of a comment or action that I’m quite certain no one has seen. There are days when he’s ornery, gloomy, argumentative or grumpy or sometimes all of the […]

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I’m Trying to Figure Out How to Raise a Jewish Kid as a Woman Who is Not Jewish

By Elizabeth Raphael This article was reprinted with permission from Kveller.com, a fast-growing, award-winning website for parents raising Jewish and interfaith kids. Follow Kveller on Facebook and sign up for their newsletters here. 2015 was a year of change for me, facilitated largely by the birth of my lovely dumpling of a daughter in February. […]

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Doesn’t God Listen to Little Children?

When a child asks about God and prayers, how do you answer?

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When Interfaith Meets Same-Sex, Assumptions Get Challenged

When one mother in an interfaith, lesbian couple is Jewish, should Judaism’s matrilineal descent be taken for granted?

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Hollywood Now: Stars of Wet Hot American Summer, Plus New Mom Deschanel & Dad-To-Be Zuckerberg

Zooey Deschanel becomes a new mom and Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad, plus Wet Hot American Summer.

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A Mother’s Pride

Personal narrative from the mother of an adopted Asian girl talking about watching her daughter take part in temple services.

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