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Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

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The Balancing Act Of Marriage And Family

Because of the onslaught of holidays in the fall, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet with our rabbi on a weekly basis. This time has given us the opportunity to navigate some very difficult aspects of relationships, including balancing our relationship with family issues and other responsibilities. As our schedule and lives have somewhat…

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Weekly Torah Portion – The Body Is Sacred

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This week’s Torah portion introduces the prohibition against mutilating or harming one’s body as a sign of mourning. Our rabbis explain that we may not mutilate our bodies because they are, in fact, not ours. They are God’s body and God’s soul, which He placed within specially designed physical…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Building Trust

Parshat Naso: Numbers 4:21-7:89; Judges 13:2-25. Jealousy — it is the “jaundice of the soul” as Dryden said. It is “a monster begot upon itself, born on itself” as Shakespeare proclaimed. The Hebrew word for jealousy is Kin’ah — and in this week’s Torah portion, we see the disastrous effects of what jealousy or suspicion…

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Local Relationship, Long-Distance Wedding

Planning a Jewish wedding may not strike some as an especially daunting task. Add the complexity of doing so from nearly 1,000 miles away, and I’ll ask you to reconsider your stance. [similar id=38398 type=all] We met on Jdate, so while our lives are inherently steeped in modernity, we knew we wanted a wedding that…

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Time, Memory, Marriage

Author Dani Shapiro discusses her latest memoir, a searing look at life, love — and marriage. The life of memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro is pretty much an open book. Exploring her responses to events both profound and mundane, Shapiro has written the best-selling memoirs Still Writing, Devotion and Slow Motion, and only last month…

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Our Story: How We Met And Got Engaged

It all started with fireworks … Derrick and I met in person on July 2, 2016, although we had been talking via JSwipe and then the phone for weeks. I almost ghosted him, but I’m so glad I didn’t. Anyway, we went out on July 2 and watched the fireworks in Waterford. Then we went…

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