By Jane Calem Rosen
News and general information article about the increasing numbers of Jewish gay couples who are adopting children, and the Jewish communal organizations that have developed to aid and welcome these families.
By Rena Mello
Personal narrative from an interfaith couple who decided on a naming ceremony, instead of a bris, for their son.
By Laura Abby Lipman
Personal narrative from a Modern Orthodox woman married to a Scottish Presbyterian on the complicated reasons why one son is circumcized and the other isn’t.
By Ellen S. Glazer
Professional view and news article about different facets of Jewish adoption: the biblical precedents for intertility, the post-Holocaust Jewish need to repopulate, and the patrilineal descent issue for gay Jewish couples.
Kiddush, the Hebrew blessing over the wine, and Hamotzi, the Hebrew blessing over bread.
By Emily Cappo
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman raising her child with knowledge of both Judaism and Christianity yet in neither religion, describes her anxieties over her son’s baptism.
By Roberta Calderone
A professional view urging interfaith couples to pick a bris or baptism, and to realize that not having a baptism doesn’t mean the child is disconnected from the non-Jewish parent.
By Dr. Samuel A. Kunin
Professional view explaining differences in techniques/clamps used, and anesthesia administered by Orthodox versus physician mohels, and explains how each type of mohel determines if the baby is safe to be circumcized on his ei
By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant
Professional view from a rabbi who believes most Jews still circumcize their sons, though they do not follow other “commandments”, because circumcision is a symbol of Jewish identity, not an assertion of Jewish faith or
By Elyssa Mosbacher
Reprinted news article about four Jewish children, ages 5-18, whose parents died tragically, and the (Christian) parents who adopted them were committed to continuing their Jewish education, so they enrolled them in Jewish day