Posts Tagged "judaism"

Losing His Religion – Trying to be a Supportive Parent

Losing His Religion – Trying to be a Supportive Parent

(Cross-posted on the Times of Israel) The day my son told me he was no longer religious is one that will live forever in my memory. He was no longer living at home and was…

JewWannaTalk – a new forum for Jewish discussion

JewWannaTalk – a new forum for Jewish discussion

New Website Alert!! JewWannaTalk was established so that there could be a safe environment where positive discussion about all aspects of Judaism within a diverse group of people could happen. There are many sites out…

Book Review: Doublelife by Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman

Book Review: Doublelife by Harold Berman and Gayle Redlingshafer Berman

When I was asked to review this book I hesitated. I didn’t want to read another book about how great Judaism is and how being Jewish conquers all. How many ways can that story be…

Pesach Master Shopping List – Updated for 2013

Pesach Master Shopping List – Updated for 2013

This was originally posted in 2010 – I updated it a little and will continue to update with any suggestions that you leave in the comments. Please note: we don’t eat kitniyot, so there’s nothing…

Saying Amen

There was some discussion recently around our table about whether or not you can say Amen (lit: “truthfulness”) to a bracha (blessing) that you didn’t hear, but that you know has been made. There were…

What does he do with it?

Ok this is a squirmy subject. The other day at the dinner table (I believe it was a yomtov meal) the kids were discussing circumcisions. The older three know exactly what happens at a brit,…

How are wigs ok?

The other day I received this email from Chaviva. So, my mom has been emailing me … about you. She had questions about whether you’re observant (the wig confused her) and now she’s asking how…

Baby Naming

This past Shabbat was the first time I attended a baby naming in shul. It wasn’t intentional – I just happened to be there as we went to shul with my in-laws. I love this…

Dressing for shul

I try hard not to demand too much from the boys, especially in the summer where they are supposed to be able to chill out. However, yesterday, as they were getting ready to go to…

WWYD – Minyan

It’s summer time and the living is easy. Well, easier than getting the kids up and off to school every day. The pace is more relaxed – life is less stressful. That being said, we…

So Proud of Her!

Last week The Jewish Week announced its list of “36 under 36” – the top young innovators who are changing the landscape of Jewish Life. Below please find the article that was written about one…

Babies – How do you know when you are ready??

Over the years I have had similar talks with many newlyweds – about when they will know they are ready to have kids. Some of these new brides are on birth control – together with…