Molly Yeh’s new cooking show, Evan Rachel Wood’s protest & Alison Brie returns to Glow
Before I signed the contract for the place where we would have our son’s bar mitzvah, I needed a rough idea of the size of our group so I could let the venue know the number of people we would guarantee. I started a spreadsheet with names of family, friends, and acquaintances: anyone I could […]
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 […]
By Joy Fields When my fiercely independent mother recently suffered myriad health issues, it was clear she could no longer live alone. My husband and I were faced with finding an assisted living facility that would address all her health needs, but provide her with a comfortable social atmosphere that would keep her mentally healthy […]
Over winter break, an Jewish friend who is married to someone Jewish told me that her son was no longer dating the nice Jewish girl from his summer camp. He was now dating a not Jewish girl from his high school. I could tell my friend wasn’t enthusiastic about the relationship. The following week, I […]
Before guests come over, I prepare them by letting them know we have a Christmas tree
I arrived at the Dallas Arboretum at 8:30 am on an early fall Saturday. The lush gardens were quiet in the pre-opening hours. I breathed in the crisped air on the walk to the building where I would be spending the next eight hours. As I approached the location of my congregation’s Women’s Retreat, the […]
I am so excited. It is back to school time. Not for Sammy, he’s been in school since late August, for me. Several years ago, I received a call from my friend Renee who is a teacher at our congregation inviting me to participate in a new class. She was going to be teaching a […]
Meeting a former president of the United States at an interfaith wedding prompts this rabbi to consider how far American Jewry has come toward full acceptance in the US.
I’ve officiated at many interfaith weddings, but this was the first one I did on television.