Is there anything more important to us than our children? And I define children very broadly – the next generation, all those young folks who will be in charge of the world when we are retired. We love them and want them to thrive. One area that I am quite adamant about is SUPPORTING the…Read More »
Japanese Jewish Food and MORE from Kristin Eriko Posner
(Photo by Renee Lynn Frojo) As many of you know I have a mixed family – mixed religions, mixed races, mixed cultures. Personally I love it. One of the areas that I find to be wonderfully malleable is FOOD. There are so many opportunities to blend cuisines between traditions! I read this beautiful email from…Read More »
Halloween and being Jewish
Halloween is a straight up pagan and Christian holiday. How do Jews and Jewish institutions reconcile its observance? First of all, many Jews don’t feel any allure emanating from this holiday. They don’t feel that it will alter their children’s investment in Judaism, nor will it impact their identity. I completely understand this perspective. In…Read More »
Churros that Kids Can Make
In my Mexican and Jewish extended family we are always happy to find cross over recipes. Churros are a BIG HIT! Last year we made Baked Pumpkin Churros with my friend, Laurie, aka baker par excellence. We did it in a Zoom class. Laurie altered your typical deep fried churros to baked. That meant that…Read More »
Food Fights: Food Fun!
Color me stupid, I just couldn’t sort out the three FOOD sessions being taught by Professor Rachel Gross of San Francisco State University. So I sat down and sketched out the exact details. I’m posting them here on my website so I can easily refer friends and foodies to them. Here we go! Classes on…Read More »
How can I get my dad to help me deal with my patrilineal status?
(This article originally appeared in my J-weekly column, Mixed and Matched on September 28, 2021) Dear Dawn: My mom was raised noncommittal Christian and my dad was raised noncommittal Jewish. Around the time I was born, my dad was exploring Judaism and he wanted to raise me, and later my little brother, as Jews. My parents…Read More »