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Marion Usher

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Marion UsherFor over 20 years, Dr. Marion Usher has helped Jewish interfaith couples examine the role of love and religion in their relationships. She has worked with over 600 interfaith couples, as well as parents and grandparents, in workshops and reached many more through her website and blog. A professor of psychiatry with a private practice, Marion is also a grandmother who delights in preparing Shabbat and holiday meals for her family.

Lessons of a First Thanksgiving

by Marion Usher

Lessons of a First Thanksgiving

[THANKSGIVUKKAH] A first Thanksgiving didn’t seem difficult to do. So what if she’s Canadian? Maple syrup could only add to the dinner. But years later Marion Usher remembers blending different backgrounds and traditions can be bumpy.

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Pecan Pie

Recipe by Marion Usher

Pecan Pie

In 1977, for my first Thanksgiving in the US, I served sour coleslaw, baked beans with hot dogs,  Montreal’s famous smoked turkey and a pecan pie. The pie recipe was

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Brussels Sprouts

Recipe by Marion Usher

Brussels Sprouts

Who ever thought Brussels sprouts would be in demand by children! But my grandchildren love these and are willing to do battle with the adults at the table to get

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