About Mia-Rut

To be clear Mia Rut (pronounced root) is one of those double first name deals (or first then middle name) so I'd prefer not to be called Ms. (middle name)

I'm from a seriously bad-ass Christian family (my mom's a minister and my sisters have been missionaries in African countries).  But I'm all but a mikvah away from being a Jew.


The Morning After Purim

By March 10, 2009

I’m writing this curled up in my flannel duckie pajamas, in bed – with a smile on my face.  I almost didn’t go out last night, replete with a thousand excuses – I’m tired, I’m too busy, I feel meh, … Read More

Kosher in the Big Easy

By February 23, 2009

Not too long ago, I was in New Orleans on a three-day work conference.  Having never been to the Crescent City before, I decided to seek out many of the city’s culinary delights.  But after I had tucked into a … Read More

The State of My (Dis)unions – A Year’s Retrospective

By February 11, 2009

To say that my love life has had its ups and downs is probably an understatement.  But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems like a good enough time to reflect on my romantic situations (kind-of like a … Read More

Jews, Football and Cream Cheese

By January 30, 2009

When my roommate moved in this fall he told me he practiced his religion 18 Sundays a year starting at 1:00pm in front of his 50 inch television, with a couple of beers and maybe some pizza or chicken wings. … Read More

The Non-Date Date

By January 27, 2009

In a society with any intermingling of the sexes, there is bound to be some confusion amongst those of perceived sexual compatibility.  Be it our natural instincts to attempt to mate, our environment (“Jewish 20’s and 30’s” is vaguely concealed … Read More

The Etiquette of Jewish Breakups

By January 20, 2009

We all know that “in a relationship” status on Facebook doesn’t guarantee a ‘Happily Ever After.’   Just because a Nice Jewish Girl is dating a Nice Jewish Boy doesn’t mean that they are automatically right for each other, as I … Read More

New Year – New Relationship Status

By January 3, 2009

Writing for Jewcy has really spiced up my dating life. A few weeks ago some guy asked me out after I contemplated Jewish dating and I blogged the date.  But things never went any further and in fact I met … Read More

How to Kill a Minyan

By December 17, 2008

My first real experience with a Jewish prayer services took place several years ago in someone’s living room where I, with little idea of what I was doing, davened and shared in a pot-luck dinner.  My then-boyfriend (who had suggested … Read More