The Tree Strikes a Chord Like No Other

Recently, my colleague in Los Angles posted a question that piqued my interest on her personal Facebook page: “Did any of my Jewish professional friends grow up with a Christmas tree?” I knew where she was going with this. She was betting that a number of rabbis and Jewish educators had grown up in an […]

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Does Spirituality Have to Mean God?

Last week, my son started wondering about the edge of the universe. What is at the end? Is there an end? What does the word “everything” really mean? Is there anything outside of “everything”? I could tell as we talked that his mind was trying to expand enough to picture our expanding universe. We weren’t […]

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Celebrating Shabbat at an Italian Summer Camp

A mother’s view of her daughters experience at a camp in Italy, and how the staff handled diversity, inclusion and arranged to let her kids celebrate Shabbat.

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To Pray or Not to Pray?

If secular people (Jewish or non-Jewish) find themselves in religious settings, what should they do? A Secular Humanist rabbi responds.

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To Pray or Not to Pray?.com

If secular people (Jewish or non-Jewish) find themselves in religious settings, what should they do? A Secular Humanist rabbi responds.

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Turning the Dilemma into a Tradition

Personal narrative by a woman who is raising Jewish kids, and plans to?instill such a strong Jewish identity in them that having a Christmas tree will not damage, but rather strengthen, that identity.?

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Beyond the December Dilemma: I Do!

Personal narrative in which engaged couple negotiates over what kind of ceremony and officiant to have. She, an agnostic, wants no mention of God. He, a Jew, wants a rabbi and a Jewish wedding ceremony.  They find a “Humanist-leaning rabbi”

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A Secular Welcoming

General information about, and ideas for, Secular Humanistic Jewish birth ceremonies.

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Our Secular Humanistic Seder

Personal narrative from an intermarried woman about her secular Passover celebrations.

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When Judaism Isn’t Kosher

Personal narrative from a proud secular Jew raised in Yiddish schools, extolling the values and strength of secular Judaism–especially in an interfaith marriage.

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