A Once in A Lifetime Opportunity to Celebrate That’s because Chanukkah and Thanksgiving won’t overlap for another 70K years.  The last time it happened was in the 1800’s.  So, we Modern Jewish Peeps are celebratin’ with traditional food from two holidays.  Yippee! Do you need some help in figuring out how to meld the two holidays together?  We created a Pinterest board to help.  There are plenty more to search.  And, because we don’t know…


It’s My Very Own Thanksgiving Weekend Wedding. My anniversary marks the unofficial launch of The Modern Jewish Wedding.  The official launch came a few months later.  And, as Mr. MJW and I prepare for our 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow I tried to find the post I’d done about my very own wedding.  Only to realize, in the three years of blogging about Modern Jewish Weddings I had never shared my own. Granted, I’ve shared moments,…


In many ways, the chuppah is the visual centerpiece of the Jewish wedding ceremony. Whether the canopy over the bride and groom is a traditional tallit, a hand-painted piece of art, decorated in flowers, or carried by friends, it represents the new home that the couple will create together. The space under the chuppah is beautiful and sacred, and though the bride and groom may only have eyes for each other, the decor and ambience they…


Hanukkah is less than a week away, and we’ve come up with a list of gifts for the cooks, geeks, techies, lovers, schleppers, and comedians in your life. Most of these gifts are under $30, and many of them bring a touch of Jewish whimsy to your Hanukkah celebration. Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi This cookbook explores the traditional and modern flavors of Jerusalem, and the authors, one Jewish and one Palestinian, share…


Chicago Wedding Sweethearts:  Frank & Katya Return to Chicago (from MN) for their Nuptials Ladies (and Gents) today’s Real Modern Interfaith Wedding is why you shouldn’t skimp on your photography.  In fact, make it your top priority.  To have pictures like these…well, it’s true they are worth 1000 words (and memories). Having met at Northwestern the couple now lives in Minnesota, but came back to Chicago for their wedding to change their title from “College…

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