Kristin and Bryan Posner

7 Ways to Celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love

7 ways to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love

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Fasting on Your Wedding Day

By Sam Goodman Ash Wednesday fell this past week.  The holiday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of penance, fasting, and abstinence in the Catholic faith, as well as many other Christian denominations. Ash Wednesday is one of the two days during the liturgical year that Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 […]

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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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Mengedarrah

Eating Jewish Mengedarrah for Tisha B’Av

There aren’t many recipes for the holiday of Tisha b’Av, but this article explains both the holiday and one Sephardi dish.

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Star/Crossed: Jewish Stories from an Interfaith Life: The Only Starfish

Personal narrative by Jew-by-choice about her boyfriend’s break up with her because, even though she planned to convert, in his mind she would never be really Jewish.

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Fast for the Body, Food for the Spirit

She doesn’t enjoy it, but she gets a lot out of fasting on the ninth of Av.

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