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Archive: June 2012

Grandma’s Seder Plate: It’s Not the Story You Think It Is

Posted on June 26, 2012

The plate came into my possession along with many artifacts from my late Grandmother when my Dad was moving to a new house years ago. Several things were set aside for me: a hand-crocheted blanket of many colors, delicate lace pieces, faded photos and the plate that my Dad described as a “brass souvenir from Continue Reading »

Embracing Interfaith

Posted on May 14, 2012

The impending holiday season evokes feelings of joy, faith, and togetherness. Yet, for some it is a time of conflict and struggle – particularly for families that include people who come from different faith traditions. I can identify. My Jewish mother and Italian Catholic father were both fairly disconnected from their faiths when I was Continue Reading »