By Rabbi Paul H. Levenson
Professional view from a rabbi seeking to debunk the claims of anti-circumcision advocates.
By Dan Pine
A personal narrative from a Jewish man married to a non-Jewish woman whose uncircumcised son decided to get a bris at age six.
By Lisa Braver Moss
Opinion piece explaining the risk, pain, and changing significance of circumcision, and arguing that opposition to the practice is founded in Jewish principles such as "Do not do unto others what is hateful to oneself," and prohibitions aga
By Kathy Ann Brodsky
Professional view from the Director of the Amet Adoption Program and Infertility to Adoption Program giving pointers and guidelines on how and when to tell your kids that they are adopted.
By Rabbi Miriam Jerris
General information about, and ideas for, Secular Humanistic Jewish birth ceremonies.
By Brigitte Dayan
Opinion piece from a managing editor of a Chicago Jewish paper explaining how rituals, like the bris, are what connects people to Judaism, not universal values.
By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
Professional view by a rabbi discussing the advantages of having a Conservative mohel perform the brit milah, as well as the spiritual significance of the ritual.
By Julie Wiener
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman who kept her Jewish-sounding last name when she married a non-Jew discussing the power--and humor--of Jewish names.
By Dr. Paula Brody
Professional view from an outreach director about the tradition of baby naming in Judaism and how to integrate a non-Jewish parents’ heritage into the process.
By Hedi Molnar
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is raising her Chinese daughters Jewish with her Italian-Catholic husband.