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Rosh Hashanah Cheat Sheet

Our Rosh Hashanah cheat sheet to the rescue

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Shabbat Cheat Sheet

Shabbat Cheat Sheet: all your need-to-know info, including blessings

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Shabbat (with Kids) Cheat Sheet

Quick and easy how-to on celebrating Shabbat as a family

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Why Choosing Love Didn’t Mean Conversion for Me

Choosing love didn’t mean conversion for Emily

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Shabbat Unbound

By Jared David Berezin Many years ago I was in a book club and read a collection of essays called Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call For Justice. The book explored how Jewish thought intersects with issues of social justice, and each chapter focused on a different subject: poverty, the environment, health care, human rights, reproductive […]

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How to Pray with Two Faiths

Our family has had a hard few weeks. Every day we open the news to a different headline about hatred and anger. Sometimes it feels as if the whole world has gone bonkers. To top it off, my significant other, Adrian, recently received a phone call from Mexico informing him that his mother is ill. Her diabetes […]

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The Bathroom Is My New Synagogue

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the bathroom lately. Let me explain: We’re potty training our twins. This past weekend I was in the bathroom every 20 minutes begging, pleading, praying for my kiddos to use the potty. We didn’t always leave that room excited and hopeful, but when we did it was […]

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Try Shabbat Dinner – We’ll Help!

On Friday evening, July 18, I had a great time welcoming Shabbat. My family’s Shabbat dinner guests were six young interfaith couples who I’ve come to know over the past year—either through officiating at their weddings or through my work at InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia. My IFF/Philadelphia colleague Wendy Armon, her husband Bruce and daughter Tess also joined […]

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Shabbat and Havdalah

Everything you wanted to know about the weekly celebration of Shabbat (and Havdalah) in one place.

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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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