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Our Whirlwind, Long-Distance Engagement

Elle’s first visit to James’ hometown includes a proposal and things get real

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How to Make Joint Decisions as Newlyweds

Zach and I have been married for a few months now, and one of the things that has surprised me most? We don’t have a dog yet! Our friends know we’ve been talking about fostering dogs for a while, but with the wedding we never had the time.

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Will My Husband Understand The Annex?

By Madeleine Deliee Shortly after the election last November, a friend sent me a real estate listing. It was for a private island in Scotland, including several buildings, its own postage stamp and infrastructure. I started breaking down costs, much to my husband’s bewilderment. He didn’t understand. But when I talked to my mother about it, […]

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Passover in Morocco, Iceland and Beyond

Growing up with a dad who was a Navy pilot, my family celebrated Jewish holidays in some pretty far-flung places around the world. We gathered with other Jewish military families or new Jewish friends in whatever country we happened to be living in. Seders were lovely, multi-cultural and welcoming. In Morocco, we sang Passover songs […]

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Deepen Your Family’s Connection to Judaism with Summer Travel

As the end of the school year approaches, my family is actively planning our summer vacation. This year we’re traveling to Santa Fe for art, culture and hiking. As I’ve done since my husband and I began traveling together before we married, I’m researching the various landmarks, historical sites and things to do at our […]

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Sticking with Israel During Violent Times

The following is a guest post by Marsha S. *Names have been changed My husband Charlie is a non-practicing Catholic and I am Jewish. From the get-go, we agreed to raise our children Jewish, which left the onus on me to further their religious identity and education. At my urging, Charlie agreed to travel to Israel […]

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I Stand with Israel

As I left the gym early this morning, I walked past a TV showing an MSNBC interview with the Israeli Counsel General in New York. I paused to read the closed captions at the bottom of the screen and then made my way to my car. While Israel has been on my mind for weeks, […]

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Far Away and Still at Home: Israel and Our Interfaith Family

Dan reflects on his many trips to Israel and feels that it’s time for his first visit with his whole family.

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Why Go to Israel

As we prepare to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, I find myself thinking about the land of milk and honey. I’m not dreaming of pita and falafel, or gaga or any of the other activities at my community’s Israel Independence Day celebration. I’m thinking about why travel to Israel is important. I’ve got this on my mind […]

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On our way

Four years ago I travelled to Israel with 15 other women for the Jewish women’s renaissance project mission. I was scared of what would be waiting for me in Israel. I found a deep connection, a Hebrew middle name and amazing memories. Today, I am travelling to Israel, this time with my husband and son. […]

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