The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2012)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2010)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2012)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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Chandler Family celebrating Hanukkah

Rejecting Chrismukkah?

Here’s why I reject Chrismukkah and all of its trappings

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Laura and Zach at Laura's parents' house, Christmas 2015

A No-Dilemma December

There’s room for all the holidays in Laura & Zach’s family

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Tu Bishvat: Interfaith Friendly, Jewish in Nature

A local foodie in rural Massachusetts created a Tu Bishvat seder that could include his non-Jewish partner and their Jewish and non-Jewish friends.

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Making friends as a grown-up isn’t always easy. When I look at my “mom” friends, we’re mostly bonded through our kids. We spend countless hours at cheerleading, football or any of the myriad extra-curricular activities our kids are involved in, and our friendship is based on the relationships of our children with one another. But […]

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Does Religion Dictate Where We Send our Daughter to Preschool?

I grew up in the same town where I currently reside. I remember going to high school with only a handful of other students who called themselves Jewish. I knew that raising my family in my hometown meant we would have to go to the very small synagogue in the next town over or if […]

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Family Acceptance & Testing the Breaking of the Glass

Over the July 4th weekend, Zach and I spent some time with my family in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned on my previous post, we got ambitious with some DIY projects, so we planned a few (three) weekends to go home and visit (work) with family to complete those projects. The first weekend in July […]

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What’s in a Name: My Favorite Torah Portion

My middle name is Miriam. I am named after Mark, my mother’s brother who was killed at the young age of 39. My name is a remembrance of him just as my daughter’s name is a reminder of my two Grandmothers, Helen and Rose. Names have great meaning and what someone is named at birth […]

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