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A Non-Jewish Mother Reflects on Raising Jewish Children

In January 2014 my Mixed and Matched column addressed the concerns a Jewish Dad had about his wife’s ‘failure’ to raise the kids Jewish. Many people reacted to the article with some anger at his failure to take responsibility for raising his own children. But some non-Jewish spouses had other thoughts. One non-Jewish mother had…

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Studies, studies! Can we just have fun now?

My daughter, a math – science person, loves this one-liner, “Have you heard about the statistician that drowned while crossing a river with an average depth of 4 feet?” Get it? Numbers can mess with us. Conrad Hackett (Honestly, doesn’t he look like that bad guy on Lost?) Right now (Nov 2013) we are living…

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Published on November 17th, 2013

Hanukkah in the Newspaper

Here is an article about Hanukkah in the Alameda Sun. The Sun asked Temple Israel to send them a photo of a child celebrating the holiday. The photo chosen was Kira, the daughter of an interfaith couple at the synagogue. How cute is she?!

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