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Bride and groom holding hands but faces arent visible

As I plan my wedding, I'm surprised by how often I've been asked whether my fiancé and I will be having a Jewish wedding. Here are some of the Jewish elements we're planning to incorporate into our big day.

Womans feet barefoot on jagged rocks

With serendipity, I stumbled upon my youth Hebrew school lessons of pikuach nefesh, the concept of saving a life. It's our obligation to save lives whenever possible, even above observing the mitzvot or commandments.

Injustice written on a blackboard with the Un partially erased

As North American Jews, we have a certain level of privilege. With this privilege comes a sense of obligation to care for the vulnerable among us.

Mother and daughter sitting back-to-back

From the moment of birth, children begin to separate from us. Once again, my 16-year-old daughter is pulling away from me and it is excruciatingly painful.