By Richard Asinof
Interview with John Kerry about his first visit to Israel in the 1980’s, coordinated by then-director of the Anti Defamation League of New England, Lenny Zakim.
By Peter Ephross
A news article about the recent revelation of John Kerry’s Jewish roots as he continued on his quest for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president.
By Sue Fishkoff
Be'chol Lashon, a conference for Jews of color and from around the world, featured discussions of conversion and inclusion in the Jewish community.
By Matthew E. Berger
Profile of Howard Dean, an intermarried man running for the Democratic nomination for president with special attention to his positions on Israel and Jewish relations.
By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, once spiritual consel to Michael Jackson, imploring him to raise his children (who were born from a Jewish mother) in the Jewish faith.
By Amy Klein
A news article about the Jewish film offerings at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, including Planet of the Arabs, The Wall and Protocols of Zion, and West Bank Story.
By Magnus Bennett
Report on how information of Senator John Kerry’s grandparents who perished in the Holocaust was uncovered by Prague’s Jewish community researchers.
By Lynn B. Edelman
A community leader in an interfaith marriage directs a huge consciousness-raising Shabbat to make Jewish institutions in her area more welcoming.
By Aaron Passman
They come from interfaith families, from historic communities or from conversion, and these Jews of color are changing the face of the community.
By Edmund Case
This new Jewish year can be the start of a sustained communal effort to engage interfaith families. The New York study's figures show that the goal of having more than 50 percent of interfaith families raise their children Jewish is within reach.