Making a Jewish Home

I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.

A Chained Man

Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce

How To Cook Like a Syrian: Making My Mother’s Matbucha

I never wanted to learn to make my mother’s matbucha, a savory eggplant salad–until I became a mom-to-be

An Object of Desire?

As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired

My Jewish Dating Problem

I’d given up on finding a Jewish woman to marry—until the woman I fell in love with decided to convert

Religious Revolution in Israel

Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?

Getting Grandma’s Blessing

When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy

TomKat’s Contract, and Mine

The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever

Why I’m Keeping My Name

I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.

Letting My Daughter Go

When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.

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