Article Archive

Pregnancy and Birth Ceremonies

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  • Gay Adoption

    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.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Our Son's Naming Ceremony

    By Rena Mello

    Personal narrative from an interfaith couple who decided on a naming ceremony, instead of a bris, for their son.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • Two Sons (One Circumcised and One Not), a Scottish Presbyterian Husband, and Me (the Jewish Mother)

    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.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Interfaith Infertility Issues

    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.

    Date: 11-05-2006
  • Blessings Over Bread and Wine

    By InterfaithFamily

    Kiddush, the Hebrew blessing over the wine, and Hamotzi, the Hebrew blessing over bread.

    Date: 01-28-2009
  • My Son's Baptism: A Jewish Mom's Struggle

    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.

    Date: 12-06-2006
  • Helping Couples Cope with the Bris/Baptism Question

    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.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • A Non-Orthodox Physician-Mohel: Some Differences in Approach

    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

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Circumcision Alone a Jew Does Not Make

    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

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • Growing Up Jewish ... with Christian Parents

    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

    Date: 11-06-2006

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