Tag Archives: Judaism

The Stories of My Children

I am conflicted about most of Judaism, but I am the most conflicted about Passover. It is a historical fact that the Hebrews were never slaves in Egypt. So, is the Passover story a story of cultural appropriation, of stealing … Continue reading

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Unexpected Lessons

It’s not a popular statement in “mommy groups” where we’re all supposed to agree that parenting is SO HARD ALL THE TIME but, I’ve occasionally said that the hardest part of being my daughter’s mother was her birth. It was … Continue reading

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Sacrificing Our Children

On Rosh Hashana we read the story of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of Isaac. It is a difficult story to understand. Previously we’ve been told how wanted and loved Isaac is. A late in life baby for his parents, their only … Continue reading

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Oy, Donald Sterling

When the Donald Sterling tapes originally became news I had several questions: 1. Is it fair to punish someone professionally for personal views? 2. Should our goal as a society be to eliminate racist points of view, or eliminate discriminatory … Continue reading

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Did Hebrew School Kill American Judaism

Since the Pew study about the declining number of Jews who consider Judaism their religion as opposed to their heritage came out a lot of people have written about the decline and possible reasons for it. I’m not a religious … Continue reading

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