In my family, mother’s day is always a major holiday. It is so close to my mother’s birthday; sometimes, even falling on the same day. Mother’s day is also a celebrated day in Judaism. After all, the fourth commandment, explicitly tells us, “To honor our mother and father.” A Modern Jewish Wedding is an easy occasion to honor your Jewish or non-Jewish mom. Use a pin or other adornment from your maternal line for your…

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Editors Note: This article is reposed with permission from author & artist, Betsy Teutsch and the Jewish Exponent.  It originally appeared in JE on June 02, 2011 Betsy Teutsch The drafting table where I have been perched, creating ketubot for the past 37 years, has proven to be a ringside seat for detecting trends in the Jewish community. In honor of June, which was once peak wedding month and still is a popular time to…

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I’m being honest it was hard to find a modern twist on the final portion (parsha) in the book of Leviticus–B’chukotai.  (And, boy, am I glad this middle book of the Torah (AKA The Five Books of Moses) is O-V-E-R!  But, never being one to shy away from a good challenge (if you don’t believe me see yesterday’s post on my wedding dress) I found a drash (i.e. interpretation) which spoke to me! Which brings…

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