Article Archive

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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  • Dear Dr. Paula: Why Won't My Boyfriend Invite Me to Temple?

    By Dr. Paula Brody

    Professional view "Dear Dr. Paula" article about how repetiton builds comfort, and how the High Holidays are perhaps not the best time for a Christian’s first experience in a synagogue.

    Date: 06-14-2007
  • The Real Truth about the 1990 Population Survey: How Individual Lives Were Affected

    By Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon

    Reprinted professional view Rosh Hashonah sermon from a rabbi trying to quel distress over high intermarriage rates; he describes the Jews as an "ever dying people" with intermarriage built into the Jewish identity.

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Interfaith Families

    By Elizabeth Clarke

    A personal narrative article about interfaith families who are raising their kids as Jews, and the negotiations that such relationships demand.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Going to Temple: A BYOJB Affair

    By Andrea Lavinthal

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman wondering about all the Jewish boyfriends at her synagogue--and annoyed with the questions she gets about her interfaith relationship.

    Date: 02-09-2007
  • Home for the Holidays

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative from a Catholic intermarried woman describing her realization that her family’s synagogue, Temple Beth Emeth, was one of the top three reasons she wanted to remain in Ann Arbor, MI rather than move. 

    Date: 02-26-2007
  • Call Me Old Fashioned, But...

    By C. Andrew Martin

    Personal narrative by the non-Jewish partner of a rabbi describing his experiences in synagogue, and his thoughts about the obligations of his unique relationship.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Thank You, Shawn Green

    By Peter Dreier

    The personal narrative of a man who made his daughter miss her soccer game at Yom Kippur, and then referenced the great athletes like Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green who have done the same.

    Date: 06-08-2007
  • The Pain of Religious Differences in the Family and the Healing Power of Love

    By Martha Little

    Personal narrative from a non-Jewish woman remembering her first experience meeting her Jewish future sister-in-law

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Seeking Comfort

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    The personal narrative of a woman who found comfort in the community of her congregation after September 11th.

    Date: 06-08-2007
  • Light

    By Gary Goldhammer

    Personal narrative about a boy’s loss of his father, his attitude toward Yahrzeit candles and his non-Jewish wife’s attitudes, which have changed over time.

    Date: 07-18-2006

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