Anna doesn’t want her kids to struggle with feeling Jewish enough, like she did
How do I help my daughters truly understand anti-Semitism and Jewish history?
On Simchat Torah, Anna questions, “How do we celebrate women in the Jewish faith?”
Can we get away with NOT having a sukkah in Brooklyn?
How Anna ended up giving a bus tour of Brooklyn
When my daughters question how Jewish or how Catholic they are, I can only hope that they meet a Spencer
Personal narrative from an Orthodox-raised college student describing how he and his friends are reacting to and trying to sort out their own convictions about?interfaith?dating at college.
A Reform rabbi, a Conservative rabbi and a 17-year-old Orthodox Yeshiva student sit down to eat Shabbat dinner… Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Well, it’s not. It was my family last Friday night. We were also joined by my two younger children. In my family, we’ve got a taste of k’lal Yisrael—the whole […]
Being stuck in a car for three hours with my mother, Adrian (my significant other) and our baby girl, Helen Rose, is just part of the beauty of Thanksgiving. I should note that being born and raised in Mexico, Adrian doesn’t know a lot about our American holiday, so I began by explaining that sitting […]
Growing up, my mother’s house was kosher. We had dishes for dairy and dishes for meat and we never mixed milk with meat. This goes back to the teachings of the Torah where it states on three separate occasions that a baby goat is not to be cooked in it’s mother’s milk. But our house […]