Helen Rose and Grandma Walking to Synagogue Rosh Hashanah, 2019

My Daughter’s Best Friend is the Best Gift

I couldn’t be happier about my daughter’s best friend

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The Cure for My Pregnancy Anxiety

Pregnancy anxiety: What’s prayer got to do with it?

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What Does Pro-Choice Have to Do with Interfaith Marriage?

What does pro-choice have to do with interfaith families?

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The Newlywed Question You’re Not Ready For

Now that they’re married, Laura & Zach face this inevitable question

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Death is All Religions

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

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How to Discuss Anti-Semitism with Youths

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am about to have Jewish grandchildren, and I am terrified! Don’t get me wrong; we love our son-in-law. He has brought out the best in our daughter and they make sensible decisions together. We have never had any complaints; in fact, we are looking forward to learning about new […]

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We Made Our Bris Inclusive. Here’s How.

Sarah has a vision for her baby’s bris. See how it comes to life.

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The Unraveling of Tradition

This year’s Rosh Hashanah became the beginning of a challenging New Year. Approaching the middle of my third trimester with a two-year-old at home I refused to cook. I spent the Wednesday afternoon before the festivities with my feet up while blowing bubbles for my daughter. There was only one small tantrum that occurred in […]

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Bringing Some Dharma to My Jewish-Catholic Household

Insomnia. It’s awful and I’ve never had it before. Until now. Part of this has to do with me getting pregnant again shortly after a miscarriage. Another part has to do with the anxiety, fear, loneliness, happiness, joy and gratitude I feel approaching motherhood for the second time. The second time is different, of course. […]

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Loss and Gain

The doctor calls Adrian and me saying, “Congratulations! You’re pregnant!” Adrian hugs me and we lift Helen up and kiss her little 16-month-old cheeks. “Helen! Helen!” we cry, “Helen you are going to have a little brother or sister!” Helen pushes our faces away not exactly understanding and gallops into the bedroom in search of […]

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