Dear Ilhan Omar, Hi. My name is Sarah. I’m an American-Israeli raised on Yiddish lullabies, because my Mom was the last scion of our shtetl and she would tell me stories of a world eaten alive first by pogroms, then by Nazis. I’m an American Israeli raised by Grandparents who were told on their honeymoon […]
Focusing on what we are building for our children.
Walking into the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company on a Saturday night always has a bit of a nostalgic feel for me as it was the first company to hire me outside of my UMN degree program. Close to 20 years later I now know more members of the audience than the production, yet the intimacy […]
Is there a better way to handle days off during the Jewish holidays?
We, as a people, are Lot’s wife.
The candlesticks were a wedding present. The Kiddush cup my mother brought back from a trip to Israel. The menorah the kids made in preschool. Judaism has a lot of ritual objects that hold specific meaning and family stories. In an ideal setting we’d each be bequeathed some important item, perhaps it was smuggled out of […]
How do you choose among holiday invites?
How a salmonella scare put a crimp in Rosh Hashanah.
You could make traditional desserts. Or you could make them with a twist.
I feel this internal obligation to bring Judaism’s affecting force into my son’s life.