Tag: Passover

Passover: Grief, Freedom, Harry Potter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The family was hanging out in the kitchen this morning. One of the girls asked about our plans for the Seder tonight. I paused. “We’re doing a small Seder,” I said. I glanced at my husband, who was standing next to me. He gave me a sympathetic look. I took a deep breath. “The truth... Read more »

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?
It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder.  Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn’t seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago. She rejected each outfit I suggested. “No,... Read more »

A Little Bit Christian and a Lot Bit Jewish -- Will the Easter Bunny Come?

I was wondering when Katie would begin ask.  About twice a year (specifically right before Christmas and right before Easter), she starts dropping hints that she should honor her birth religion. For those of you who are new readers to Portrait of an Adoption, here is a reprint of one of my all-time favorite discussions... Read more »