Secular Jewishness Category

A DIY Handprint Drip Tray, just in time for the celebrations of light

Make an heirloom menora drip tray! Light the lights. Feel the hope. Watch the wax drippings build up over time as a symbol of our yearly return to this enduring human gesture: the desire to bring ever-more light into the darkest of days, when our weary souls need it most.

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You can celebrate anything you want: Reconciling our “December differences” for families of many cultures and faiths

Every person has roots; celebrate yours, your spouse’s, and whichever of humanity’s move and inspire you.
Perhaps most importantly, know why you do what you do. My dear friends, you are free to choose. Feel empowered. You can have your latkes and eat them too.

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Who by fire? Thoughts on mortality during the Jewish New Year Festival

If, or rather, when, they leave us, it doesn’t mean they love us any less. And perhaps it means we come to love them even more.

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A Tashlikh Meditation for the Self and the Nation

It is the new year, as celebrated by some of our ancestors. One more journey around the sun. Time to take stock.

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Mother’s Day 2017

Two Jewish mothers are having dinner in a restaurant.
The waiter comes up to them and asks, “Ladies, is anything all right?”

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