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Ask Miriam | How Can We Make Tu B’Shevat More Relevant?

Dear Miriam, Tu B'Shevat went from being completely unknown when I was a kid, to being a huge "Jewish Earth Day" celebration around the time...
Baby playing with toys.

Ask Miriam | Face the Race

Dear Miriam, My kindergarten daughter is obsessed with her classmate's mom. She spends a lot of time in my daughter's classroom as a volunteer, so...
Red rose on grave

Ask Miriam | Shiva: A Primer

Dear Miriam, I'm not Jewish, but I have a co-worker who is, and her mom just died. I can't make it to the funeral, but...
yogurt topped with mango

Ask Miriam | Breakfast Battle Becomes Bothersome

Dear Miriam, My kindergartener has decided she hates breakfast. Every day is a major struggle to get her to eat something before school. She wants...

Ask Miriam | Couple Looks to Create New Traditions

Dear Miriam, My husband and I are newly-ish married, and we don't have kids. We're looking for ways to create new, adult-focused Chanukah traditions together...

Philacatessen | Wasabina: Where Have You Been All My Life?

I love it when I discover a totally new food. This happened to me recently at the farmers market when I stumbled upon a...

Ask Miriam | ‘Adventure Rabbi’ Assists Miriam With Answer

Dear Miriam, I know the cultural history of the Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan and the places surrounding it, but Ashkenazi Jews are from places rich...

Philacatessen | Isot BYOB a Turkish Find in Bella Vista

Isot chef/owner Fatih Kekec moved to the U.S. in 2001 from his native Turkey to bring his culinary heritage and passion to Philadelphia. His profession...

Ask Miriam | Easter Basket Creates a Bushel of Issues

Dear Miriam, How do I communicate with my culturally Christian day care that they can't send food home this week during Passover? The kids made...

Philacatessen | Dutton-Goldfield, California Winery with Philly Roots

I had the good fortune to attend a local wine tasting event last weekend featuring a vineyard whose founder hails from the City of...