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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Making It Count

I am a counter and a list maker. I use the calendar on my phone/computer and I have a paper calendar. I create a to-do list each week and sometimes add things I have already accomplished for the simple pleasure of being able to cross it out. I have a countdown app on my phone […]

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Shavuot

Shavuot

Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holiday Shavuot

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Crossing Over To The Other Side

The parasha this week, Va’etchanan (“And He Pleaded”), refers to how Moshe/Moses pleaded with God to cross over into the Promised Land, along with the People of Israel. Interesting how when we look back on incidents in our lives, and we re-tell the story of what happened, some of the more difficult facts have a […]

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Deuteronomy, Here We Come!

This week we begin the 5th of the Five Books of Moses: Devarim, which literally translates to “The Words” even though we usually hear “Deuteronomy” as the English (Greek! more on this later below) name. Some like to say, “These Are The Words,” because the entire book amounts to a very long exhortation by Moshe/Moses […]

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The Big Ten

As you read this blog post, some thoughts to consider: Sometimes others can offer advice on a particularly vexing problem you are experiencing. How is it that they can see solutions when you can’t figure things out for yourself? What do you think about offering advice to others? What do you make of the fact […]

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Shavuot Article Archive

Some of our favorite Shavuot articles, for interfaith couples and families.

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Shavuot Recipes

It’s customary to eat dairy on Shavuot. Try some of these delish recipes!

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Raising Children with Jewish Values

An advice article about what Jewish values Jews want to teach their children and how they should pass on these values.

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