Relationships

Finding a Rabbi for Your Wedding

Of the many kinds of calls that I get, couples seeking a rabbi for their wedding is at the very top of the reasons list.  The caller is more frequently a woman, whether she is Jewish or not.  It could be because the woman is usually planning the wedding day, but I believe it is…

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What! No Chuppah?!

What! No chuppah?! Did you (or will you) get married this week? We are making history this week! If you are one of the hundreds of LGBT couples who tied the knot this week, or are planning to, I want to wish you a Mazel Tov! But don’t stop there – if you want a…

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Jewish community in America

What is Jewish community in America? One of the confusing things about Jewish community is the feel of it – it’s different from mainstream American community. For folks who aren’t Jewish it can seem to make sense that Jews are different – even if they can’t quite put their finger on why. But for American…

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Women in Interfaith Relationships

Women in Interfaith Relationships: Giving our Kids Roots & Wings Raising kids is hard. You have to be a cook, chauffeur, therapist, private secretary, doctor, and chief bottle washer. And in there you’re supposed to give your kids “roots” and “wings.” Roots: a foundation from which to spring. Wings: confidence & self knowledge. Ours is…

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You are Mine for Now

When my daughter was in kindergarten we had to change schools midyear. I was anxious about bringing my five year old to a new school where all the other kids had bonded. I remember the February morning that I walked into the office of the new school and introduced Elly to the school secretary, Sue….

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