Article Discussion: A Personal Synthesis: Bat Mitzvah in a Secular Humanist Congregation

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January 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm #4247

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February 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm #4297

Lori

WOW!!! Very well done- hard to believe Emily is only a teen. With an attitude like she has, she will truly be a success in all aspects of her life. Thanks for sharing!

February 3, 2010 at 3:21 am #4298

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Mazal tov, Emily. You can be very proud of your bat mitzvah speech and all the thought that went into it. As a gay Jewish man “married” to a Catholic, with an 11-year-old daughter, I want to say thanks for your words of wisdom, and especially for linking the positive values of diversity to the case for same-sex couples having children.

February 3, 2010 at 3:24 am #4299

Robin Margois

Hi, Emily, best of luck on your acting career.

I’ll offer a thought — as an older half-Jewish person — that you can eventually decide to live as a Jew, while still maintaining ties to your Christian “half.”

Many of the people on the Half-Jewish Network website identify as Jews, but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned their Christian family members or the parts of themselves that came from that side of the family.

Many blessings,
Robin Margolis
http://www.half-jewish.net
http://www.inclusivistjudaism.wordpress.com

February 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm #4303

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Congratulations Emily. As one of your “older” Toledo Jewish cousins, I can safely say that your maternal grandparents would be enveloped with pride over your accomplishments, insight and compassion. This is called “nachas.” You are wise beyond your years and you are an excellent writer. I wish you a lifetime of love and enjoyment, as would all of your family members who cannot be here today to say it. I would have added “success.” But, in your case, that goes without saying. You will experience success in all of your endeavors. Thank you for sharing your values and beliefs with us.

Chuck Weinblatt
csw2@bex.net

February 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm #4304

Stev

A nicely balanced view of the world. Tres bien, Em.

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