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Japanese-Style Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Try this spring-forward, Japanese style Shavuot cheesecake

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The First Hero

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

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Encouraging People Who Choose Judaism

It’s not easy to choose Judaism–Jews should encourage people who do.

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Key Lime Bars for Shavuot

By Mari Levine I like to call Shavuot the “No meat? No problem!” holiday. When brainstorming a recipe for this post, I learned a lot about the history of this holiday, particularly why we focus on dairy dishes instead of meat. Or, more to the point: What’s with all the blintzes? What I learned is […]

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Strolling with Moses on Shavuot

My daughter is Jewish. My daughter is Catholic. My daughter is Mexican-American-Ashkenazi-Aztec. God is not angry. God is loving. It took me a long time to understand that.

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Thanks for Giving Me Shavuot for Father’s Day

By Alex Schuh One thing I love about being in an interfaith relationship is the seemingly endless array of religious holidays and celebrations of my wife’s and kids’ religion that pop up to surprise me again and again every season. Because the Jewish holidays are keyed to the lunar calendar, plus some other mysterious (at least […]

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Four Cream Cheese Schmears for Shavuot

A bagel is naked without a good schmear. The word schmear comes from the Yiddish word “to spread.” In the world of bagels and brunch a schmear has come to mean cream cheese or other, usually cream cheese-based, spreads for bagels. This quartet of schmears has something for everyone: There’s a vegetarian, smoked salmon, egg & arugula […]

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I’m Down with Shabbat… After I Look Up What It Is

By Robyn Bacon Like his other mother, my 4-month old son Sam is Jewish. I am not. I was born and raised Catholic. My mother and her sister converted to Catholicism while attending the Catholic schools that offered a better education to black families than the separate but equal public schools in the segregated South. […]

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Semolina Cara Cara Orange Cake

Celebrate Shavuot with a semolina Cara Cara orange cake

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Judaism through Food and Crafts

Recently, my family and I attended a “Sunday in the Park with Bagels” event sponsored by Big Tent Judaism, which appeared to be a consortium of Reconstructionist and Reform Jewish organizations, including InterfaithFamily. I didn’t research the event beforehand and didn’t know what to really expect. Bagels were a great selling point, of course! But I […]

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