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  • Integrating My Identity in Israel

    By Eric Lesser

    Personal narrative by the son of an interfaith family who feels strongly Italian and strongly Jewish, describing how his trip to Israel helped him see how he could reconcile both identities.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Israel and Us

    By Deborah Fineblum Raub

    Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman describing her frustration at her husband’s cool attitude toward Israel, until their children all visited/moved there--now both share intense concern for the well-being of Israel and Israel

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • A Half-Chinese, Half-Jewish Kids Conquers the Free Birthright Trip

    By Jon Block

    Personal narrative from a disaffected child of intermarriage who discovers the beauty of Israel while on a birthright israel trip.

    Date: 07-05-2007
  • Israeli Government to High Court: Only Orthodox Conversions Count

    By Dina Kraft

    Reprinted news article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision to only recognize Orthodox conversions in Israel 

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Israelis Find Ways to Marry outside the Rabbinate

    By Michele Chabin

    Reprinted news article about how more Israelis are not having their weddings performed by an Orthodox rabbi but are going to secular or Reform or Conservative rabbis, or to outside of Israel, to be married. This is especially true of those the Orthodox do

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • A Michigan Yankee in Israel's Court

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about a Protestant intermarried man's growing understanding of his Jewish wife's feelings of love, attachment, and responsibility toward Israel.

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • On Conversion, Jewish Law Has Many Voices

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    Reprinted professional opinion from Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College, providing textual evidence for an Orthodox view that a spouse who does not agree to closely follow halacha (Jewish religious

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Reviews of Two Children's Books That Explore Islam and the Middle East

    By Judy Chernak

    Reprinted reviews of two children’s books exploring Islam and Arab life:  Muslim Child:  Understanding Islam through Stores and Poems by Rukhsana Khan, and Ninteen Varieties of Gazelle:  Poems of the Middle East by

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Demographic Solutions

    By Rabbi Michael Boyden

    Reprinted news article about one rabbi’s plan of action to prevent intermarriage and interfaith marriage in Israel from becoming a serious problem:  education, accessibility to conversion, and outreach to the non-Jewish populations of Isreal.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Visiting Israel--a Land I Feel a Strong Bond with, but Where I am not Considered a Jew

    By Adam Case

    Personal narrative of a young man from an interfaith family describing how his experience visiting Israel was colored by his realization that, as a patrilineal Jew, he is not recognized as Jewish there.

    Date: 07-27-2006

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