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Kosher, Part III: Real People, Real Food: Christine Weiss

This next post is by Christine Weiss, one of the true leaders of the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple community, and woman I am proud to call my friend. Christine has done a lot of studying about Judaism in general, and this topic in particular.  She spent several months interviewing older women (14 of them) from … Continue reading

Sabbath Moments

It is getting dark, and snow is falling heavily outside; you can hardly see the other side of the street.  The house is clean (mostly), the table is set with our wedding china, and the kitchen is perfumed with chicken soup and challah.  The kids have done all their chores, the candles are in the … Continue reading

Preschool Theology, Part II

Overheard in the bath: my daughter Shayna, the daughter of very ideological Reform Jews, and her cousin Maia, daughter of my brother and sister-in-law, who are Orthodox (the girls are the same age – just a few months apart): Shayna: Maia, guess what?  God lives in my pupik. Maia, very shocked: SHAYNA! THAT’S NOT TZNIUS … Continue reading