We’re Gettin’ Our Halloween On… for our newest Modern Jewish Wedding readers, it’s important to know my birthday is today.  Thus, Halloween is my favorite holiday (even though every Jewish preschool in America eschews this great date). So, I always seek out a special Halloween theme event to share with you.  But, this one from last year (and the year before) just does the trick so well…we’re seriously feelin the attention to detail in this…


I can’t help it. It’s December 20, pretty much the last real day of work before the holiday week starts, and all I can think about are our Christmas Day plans. Christmas isn’t our holiday, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating a day (or sometimes two) off of work and enjoying some needed rest and family time. And I’ll admit it, we’re pretty stereotypical. We get up late, we eat some bagels and schmear,…


Did you hear the one about Jennifer’s bat mitzvah t-shirt in Africa? Earlier this week Jennifer Rasansky’s bat mitzvah t-shirt made news when it was mentioned in a story by Planet Money (for NPR) on the afterlife of American clothes. The gist is this: when you donate used clothing to Goodwill, Purple Heart, or similar charities, most of that clothing is ultimately sent overseas and never sees the inside of a Goodwill store. According to…


When it’s cold outside it’s time for warm, wintery drinks! We managed to pull out of our deep freeze for a few days, but yesterday winter came back with a vengeance, and all I could think about was a hot spiced apple cider. Our penchant for peppermint hot chocolates, spiced lattes, and other warm mugs filled with the flavors of the season have no doubt been stoked by the huge coffee retailers. But no matter,…


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…

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