Sound the shofar!  Today is Simchat Torah.  We never miss a Modern Jewish Holiday which is an excuse for a par-ty! Why? It literally means, “Rejoice in Torah.” Although it is one of the lesser known and celebrated holidays in the diaspora; it is one of the most fun Jewish holidays of the year. We complete one cycle of the reading of the Torah (all Five Books of Moses) and we start a new cycle…

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On those occasions when Mr. MJW and I get to spend nights out on the town sans teenage daughter it sucks when the enjoyment is hampered by rude guests. For a cultural event, like a Jewish wedding (bar or bat mitzvah or other lifecycle), it can be difficult to know how to be a good guest. Especially, if you don’t know the minhag.  (Minhag are the customs and manners accepted at each venue!) Here are…

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Sound the shofar!  Today is Simchat Torah.  We never miss a Modern Jewish Holiday which is an excuse for a par-ty! Why? It literally means, “Rejoice in Torah.” Although it is one of the lesser known and celebrated holidays in the diaspora; it is one of the most fun Jewish holidays of the year. We complete one cycle of the reading of the Torah (all Five Books of Moses) and we start a new cycle…

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The Modern Jewish Details Every once in a while we take a step away from Modern Jewish Wedding style and peek at a different stage of Modern Jewish Life. Today, we’re playing peek-a-boo into Mommy Rejane and baby Ava’s Modern Jewish Baby Shower. Want to know what’s “Modern” about a Jewish Baby Shower?  There is one!  Historically, Jews have not held baby showers due to superstition.  One Modern way we’ve gotten around this is to…

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A friend, Julie Lara, whose business it is to “help busy professionals take their careers and lives to the next level by making important changes in their appearance, behavior and communication skills,” made a post on Facebook about National Etiquette Week.  It reminded me of earlier this summer when I was lucky enough to enjoy Step-Mom night out twice in one week.  Both evenings, my enjoyment was slightly hampered by a rude guest!  One night…

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