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Should Our New Home Have a Cross or a Mezuzah (or Both)?

Should we hang a mezuzah, a cross or both in our new home?

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My First Yom Kippur

Zach and I were married on September 16! We were away having a blast on our honeymoon in Portugal, but before we had time to post our honeymoon pics to Facebook or look through our wedding photos, Yom Kippur was upon us. I had decided a few days before we got back that I would […]

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Crafting the Moment

“So, how’s the wedding planning?” These days, this question excites and exasperates me at the same time. I have a lot of energy and excitement about the wedding, but it varies day by day whether that excitement is greater or less than my stress about “getting it all done.” To explain that, I need to […]

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My Transdenominational Family

When I think back to where I first experienced my love of Judaism, I remember instantly my many summers at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana. Camp was my first experience of celebrating Shabbat with friends (I can still smell the fried chicken and the Shabbat candles), of singing songs in Hebrew at the […]

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Expansive Chuppah: Washington Hebrew OKs Officiation of Interfaith Weddings–with Conditions

News article about a decision by Washington Hebrew Congregation, the country’s third-largest Reform synagogue, to allow its rabbis to officiate at intermarriages.

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This Is Not Your Mother’s Synagogue

This child of an interfaith family is choosing a different kind of Jewish community than her parents did.

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Teach Kids to Cook

She was an experienced cookbook writer who wanted to learn about her husband’s food traditions.

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