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November 2017

0 In Faith

When Your Partner Struggles With Religious Identity

Someone once asked me if J was religious. I said, not particularly, probably is more culturally Jewish. This person (who is against interfaith relationships) immediately went on a tirade about my in-laws as parents raising a Jew. If only they had been more involved in the synagogue. If only they had made him go to a Jewish day school or a Jewish summer camp. They should have fostered more of a Jewish identity in their home. If they had been clear intermarriage was…

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0 In Holidays

Thankful

It’s that time of year to be thankful. And this year, we have a lot more to be thankful for than I could have ever imagined. We got our wedding video back this week. It came almost six months to the day after we got married, but it was so worth the wait. Yesterday we spent time watching our ketubah signing and ceremony. The whole thing was better than I remembered. Our rabbi incorporated language familiar to Christian viewers, our…

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0 In Holidays

Preparing for December

It’s November, which means I’m in December-mode! I’m putting away the pumpkins and breaking out my garlands and snowmen!   I’m kidding — Pumpkins will stay up through November. I’ll wait to start actually decorating for the winter holidays. Though it did snow last night, so it’s looking like we’ve hit the cold stretch! Growing up we had a number of expressly Christmas decorations but most of ours were more winter themed. It was a combination of efficiency and business…

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0 In Family

What To Do With My Wedding Dress

I love my wedding dress. Like, just look at that lace. It is pink, dramatic, covered in lace and sparkles. My maid of honor described it as me in dress form. This past weekend I was at a wedding for a high school friend, which means after five months my beloved dress made its way from my parents’ house to mine. This was our last friend wedding for a while, half our group is still single. But it means I had…

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0 In Faith

Rabbi Roundtable

The Forward has a regular segment called Rabbi Roundtable where a group of Rabbis give their opinions on a topic. Yesterday’s topic was “Is Intermarriage a Problem or Opportunity” Susan Katz Miller at On Being Both had a great response to the piece. She pointed out the sample of mostly Orthodox and Conservative Rabbis which isn’t the reality of the American Jewish landscape. She also points out the problematic use of the word “Intermarriage” and the words problem or opportunity. The…

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