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Anti-Semitism expressed in Robocalls to Bay Area Jews

A few Jewish friends who happen to work in Jewish organizations have recently said on Facebook that they have received the anti-Semitic robocall that’s going around. Rabbi Milder of Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton was one of them and I’m sharing what he wrote to his congregation.     I got the call. When I arrived…

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How do I teach my sons about their Christian dad?

(This Mixed and Matched article was originally published in the J weekly in January 2018.) My husband is not Jewish. He is not particularly religious but was raised Methodist and his parents practice the religion. He has agreed that we can raise our two little boys as Jews but he wants the boys to also understand…

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Will my religious desires be met when I die?

Participants at the consecration of the Gan Yarok cemetery in Mill Valley in 2010 (Photo/Amanda Pazornik) This Mixed and Matched article was originally published in the J-weekly in July 2017. Another interfaith quandary to share! I am the daughter of an interfaith couple who are uncomfortable with my decision to be a Jewish adult. When…

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