Article Archive

Pregnancy and Birth Ceremonies

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  • Welcoming Babies into Heart and Home

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    A professional view advising families who are about to raise children to talk about their assumptions and seek outside help--especially if a non-Jewish woman is being asked to raise her children Jewish.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • Choosing a Birth Ceremony and Telling My Parents

    By Ruth Goldberger

    Professional view from a Reform outreach director--and convert to Judaism--discussing her parents’ anxieties over their grandchildren’s circumcision.

    Date: 06-01-2007
  • My Wife is an Actress--a French Film about Insecurity and Circumcision

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Review of a film about two intermarried couples, one of whom fights over whether or not their baby son will be circumcised.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • Making the Cut

    By Julie Wiener

    Article that explores how circumcision, and especially the bris ceremony, can be a controversial decision in interfaith families.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • The Dilemmas and Delights of Raising Lilly

    By Robin Sedman

    Personal narrative about the feelings of loss and injustice that accompany a Jewish mother needing to convert her adopted child, but the delight and joy that adopted child brings.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Our Son's Conversion to Judaism

    By Rabbi Susan Silverman

    Personal narrative in which rabbi/mother of adopted child expresses anger at her son’s needing an Orthodox conversion, (so that all Jews will accept his being Jewish) when she is not comfortable with Orthodox rules.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Is Avoiding Birth Ceremonies Really a Good Option?

    By Ruth Goldberger

    Professional view about the negative consequences for a child when a couple can’t agree on which religion to raise the child in and then decide to do "both."

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • On Adopting Children from a Different Religion and Culture: My Experiences with Eric and Christopher

    By Cheryl A. Lieberman

    Personal narrative about a Jewish mother who adopted Catholic Native-American boys, and raised them as Jews while being respectful of their Catholic upbringing and beliefs.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • The Best Is Yet to Come

    By Marylin Kress

    Personal narrative by a single Jewish mother who adopted an infant from China describing her unconditional love and appreciation for her daughter.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Does Adoption Make Us An Interfaith Family?

    By Debra A.W. Berger

    Personal narrative from the mother of an adopted Guatemalan girl, explaining how she and her husband raised her Jewish--and their daughter’s occasional doubts about being Jewish.

    Date: 06-26-2007

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