For families of mixed religious backgrounds, Jewish holidays can be a tense; this all-American holiday conveniently averts that.0 comments
Rabbi Dan Dorsch is the assistant rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, New Jersey. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, he is a past delegate to the World Zionist Congress and is also a board member of Mercaz USA: The Zionist arm of the Conservative movement in America.
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Dorsch is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.