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Growing up Multi-Denominational

As I look back on my childhood, I realize how lucky I am that my parents gave my brother and me the choice. We were able to choose what we believed in and how we believed in it.

Everyday Is Mother’s Day: A Jewish Perspective

I once read the declaration that every day is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Judaism because of the command to honor one’s parents. This, however, is an oversimplification.

Why is Bernie Sanders proud to be Jewish?

Bernie Sanders is not "pro-Jewish" or "pro-Judaism." Bernie Sanders is an anti-anti-Semite.

Ask a Jew: Can a woman become a rabbi if her mother is not Jewish?

If a particular denomination allows women to be rabbis, and a particular woman meets that denomination’s definition of Jewish identity, then she can be a rabbi once she completes all the requisite training.

From generation to generation: Connected to others

L’dor v’dor—“from generation to generation” is a central idea in Judaism and those confirmation portraits are shining, smiling, examples of that (occasionally with very dated hairstyles). 

Ask a Jew: What do Jews think of Christianity, whose followers worship a Jew?

Many Jews I’ve met are amused at the fact that Christians worship a Jew.

Ask a Jew: What do the different sects of Judaism disagree about?

there are a lot of differences between the branches of Judaism

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