Za’atar White Bean Salad on Malawach

Za’atar White Bean Salad on Malawach

I love Mother’s Day. I know this might seem like a given but I’ve honestly always loved Mother’s Day. There were definitely a few years there (mainly in my 20s) where it was not on my radar but now that I’m a mother of two, let’s be honest… it’s basically a second birthday and if […]

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Hollywood Now: New Spring TV Shows with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Leighton Meester & More

What interfaith stars have to say about their upcoming TV projects

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Should Birthdays Be Jewish?

Springtime in my house rarely means flowers and warmer weather – after all, we do live in Maine and snow is still in the forecast. Instead, spring signifies celebration, as April brings both Roxy’s birthday and my birthday. This year she’s hitting the big NINE, a milestone unto itself as it’s the last year my […]

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My Dad, Elijah and the Afikomen

Spring means color. Splashing greens and yellows. Purple tulips cascading over front porches and red robins bustling in the trees. Spring also means Easter for Christians, with blue and violet painted eggs. It means Passover for the Jews. For South Americans and Mexicans it means Semana Santa (the days of Jesus’s crucifixion). For me, it […]

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Is there a connection between Easter eggs and the afikomen?

When I was little, my mom made a huge deal of the Passover afikomen hunt. The prize for finding the broken pieces of matzah throughout the house was the hot toy of the day (I vividly remember the year of the Beanie Baby craze).  She also created an elaborate Easter egg hiding game in which […]

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Mother reading to daughter

7 Ways to Make Shavuot More Meaningful

On Shavuot, Jews celebrate Matan Torah, the Giving of the Torah. If you didn’t grow up Jewish, or even if you did, you may not know much about Shavuot. Although Shavuot is one of the Shelosh Regalim (the three Pilgrimage Festivals), equal in importance to Passover and Sukkot, it’s less commonly celebrated than the other […]

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Tu Bishvat Seders

Resources to help you celebrate Tu Bishvat by hosting your own holiday seder (meal).

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Use Lots of Fruit at the Table to Harvest the Perfect Shavuot Meal

Reprinted general information about Shavuot, the spring harvest festival,?including recipes for Date-Filled Fish and Tabouleh.

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Celebrating Easter and Passover in Interfaith Relationships

Professional advice on the many similarities?between Easter and Passover one can discuss?when talking about faith in interfaith relationships.

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Dispatch from the Institute: Spring, Time for Choices and Family

Professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute advising interfaith families to discuss the connections, similarities, and differences between Passover and Easter, two important holidays in Jewish and Christian faiths.

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