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  • A Marriage of Inconvenience: For Many in Israel, Marriage and Family Are Not Legally Recognized

    By Joseph Algazy

    Reprinted news article about the efforts of Mishpaha Hadasha (New Family), a group of lawyers trying to expand marriage rights.  Now only 58% of Israelis are eligable to have their marriage and family legally recognized in Israel (it has

    Date: 07-05-2007
  • Thirteen Tips for Talking about Israel in Interfaith Families

    By InterfaithFamily

    A series of tips for talking about Israel in interfaith families, especially during times of conflict.

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • Defining Birthright: Finding Personal Meaning

    By Inna Livitz

    Personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family who felt conflicted about her Russian and Jewish identities when she departed for birthright israel, but who returned feeling that her Jewish identity was her "birt

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Conversion in Israel: New Developments

    By Sharon Ashley

    Reprinted news article about an Israeli Supreme Court decision ruling that Jews-by-choice that had Reform and Conservative conversions are recognized as full citizens of Israel, and all legal rights, including the Law of Return, apply to them (the Orth

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • How to Talk about Israel When the Other Is One of Them

    By Edie Mueller

    Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman about the difficulties of talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with her non-Jewish husband.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Israel: Yours, Mine...or Ours?

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional advice from a rabbi on how to talk about Israel in an interfaith family, with guidelines for discussion questions.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • A "Half-Jew" in Israel

    By Sarah R. Heilbronner

    A personal narrative†about an American†woman who felt fully Jewish during a trip to Israel, but was rejected from a scholarship for a return trip because her mother was not Jewish.

    Date: 06-07-2007
  • Israelis Re-examine Russian Aliyah

    By Jessica Steinberg

    Reprinted news story about Russian Aliya/Immigration to Israel, and what this means for Israeli demographics, given that many Russian Jews are from interfaith families or have no proof that their mother is Jewish, and therefore are not, halachical

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Israel--Still a Sticky Subject in Interfaith Families Like Mine

    By Marlena Thompson

    Personal narrative of an intermarried Jewish woman describing her thoughts and emotions about Israel.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Ruminations from a Jewish Journey

    By Sarah Bassin

    Personal narrative from a woman who realized in Israel that some of her negative thoughts about Israel were mere "knee-jerk liberalism," and who returned with a determination to help others wrestle with their Judaism, as she does.

    Date: 11-27-2006

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