Families

Ketubah Artists Continue a Centuries-Old Craft

The ketubah, the marriage contract for Jewish weddings outlining the responsibilities of the groom to the bride, has long been an outlet for artists...

Making a Market in Dvar Torah Ghostwriting

The first paid writing job I ever held was as a Bar Mitzvah speech ghostwriter. This was a few years after my own Bar Mitzvah...

A Gift Guide for Every Life-Cycle Occasion

There’s no shortage of B’nai Mitzvah gift guides out there in the world, but the average Jewish person will go through a whole spectrum...

A Tale of Two Bark Mitzvahs

The invitations were sent. The table was set with “beagles” and lox. The cake, frosted with words that read “Muzzle Tov Sade,” was ready...

German-Jewish Reconciliation Flourishes

If you happen to be a Baby Boomer who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, you may remember a certain attitude your parents...

Keeping Your Kids Entertained During Winter Break

Like many Jewish families, the Lerners of Blue Bell have a cherished Christmas tradition. “Every single year, we go see Disney on Ice on Christmas...

There Are Advantages in Saving Sooner

By Douglas L. Hall Most people have good intentions about saving for retirement, but according to recent studies, only a small percentage of them put...

Trailblazing Restaurateur Neil Stein Dies

By Andrew Crowley Neil Stein, the restaurateur who electrified and revolutionized the Philadelphia dining scene, died on Oct. 25 of natural causes in his Center...

Families Find Special Meaning Having B’nai Mitzvahs in Israel

From her side of the mechitza at the Kotel, Shaindy Lindenberg was able to get a good view of her son reading from the...
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Throwback: Three Generations of Weddings

While her mother and daughter shared stories in her well-lit kitchen, Lisa Berkowitz, 60, came to the kitchen table with two photo albums stacked...