We all need that couple that helps us believe in love. For me, that couple is, without a doubt, culinary genius Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey.
After more than 50 years together, this Jewish…duo seems just as in love with each other as on they were on their wedding day (and those wedding photos, BTW, are adorable). I mean, when your wife writes an entire cookbook for you, Cooking for Jeffrey, you know it's the real deal! https://www.instagram.com/p/BOUc970Bb7t/?utm_source=ig_embed In episodes of Barefoot Contessa and on Ina's Instagram, you… >> Read More
When I was a kid, I eagerly looked forward to Valentine’s Day. After all, it would obviously be the day my true classmate love — whomever that was, who clearly had been pining for me in absentia…— would finally step out of the shadows. Spoiler alert: That never happened (although one year I did receive a very nice stuffed animal anonymously placed in my car, which in retrospect is actually somewhat creepy). But the hope and anticipation of passion — would someone send me a red carnation, that apex of affection?— gave… >> Read More
I don't know what is with Andy Cohen's baby but every time I read about his journey to fatherhood, I get so emotional. (Cue the Whitney Houston.)
In a People magazine cover story. the Bravo…host, who recently became a father via surrogate, opens up about becoming a dad. He also shared THE most adorable first picture of his newborn, Benjamin Allen Cohen (ahh... what a wonderfully Jewy name!) I don't know exactly what it is, but everything about Cohen's baby is seriously adorable to me. Maybe it's that "Semitic"… >> Read More
Dear Megyn Kelly,
Hi. Hello. How are you, Megyn? I hope this letter finds you well. I opened my Twitter this morning and saw that you apparently have a problem with Sarah Silverman's language. So…offensive is the Jewish comedian's tweet in reply to the president's denial of climate change, you think she should not be allowed to star in children's movies. In fact, you were so disdainful of her that you couldn't even use her name, and instead called her "this woman." Which, I have to say, is kind… >> Read More
When I returned to work after the birth of my first son, I found myself in a unique pumping situation. As the rabbi of a Jewish day school, I was fortunate enough to have my own office. Since I am…involved in so many aspects of leading the school and infusing it with ruach (energy), there are often many teachers, parents, and students coming in and out of my office. Rather than simply shutting my door in order to pump, I wanted to find the right words for a door sign that indicated I was doing… >> Read More