When I read Ruth’s story I think about how grateful I am for my dad and his commitment to my Jewish life and education
When I was single, I spent a lot of time on OKCupid. But when I got Jean’s message, I’d never seen her profile before. My filter was set to see only women up to age 33. I was 37. Jean was 36. I wasn’t ageist—at least that’s what I tell myself—but I want to have […]
Once upon a time, I was a kid growing up in North Jersey in the ‘80s, and I had a pretty clear idea of who I was and who I wanted to be. Even though I was the “token” Jewish kid in the neighborhood, I never struggled with my identity, in part to my parents’ […]
It’s hard enough for straight people to deal with a new relationship. Tack on the challenges of society’s disavowal of gay relationships, and pile on an interfaith existence, and you have the recipe for a great challenge.