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Rabbinic Officiation at Intermarriages

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  • It's Not about You, It's About Me: Why I Don't Perform Interfaith Weddings

    By Rabbi Steven Foster

    Professional view article about why a rabbi won’t officiate at interfaith weddings and how he handles telling couples that he won’t marry them.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Rabbis Grapple with Interfaith Inclusion

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    A news article discussing the roles of non-Jewish parents in their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist synagogues.

    Date: 08-22-2007
  • A Double Blessing: How to Create a Meaningful Co-Officiated Ceremony

    By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn

    Professional View/Advice Article explaining how to combine elements of both traditions and have equal representation of both clergy and religions by following the "three C" method: communication, clarification of expectations, and compromis

    Date: 08-21-2006
  • Conservative Jews and Intermarriage: A New Resource

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Book review of Let’s Talk about it:  A Book of Support and Guidence for Families Experiencing Intermarriage and for Synagogue Leadership, describing the Conservative movement’s stance and thoughts on intermarriage and interfaith families&

    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
  • Interfaith Weddings I Am Happy To Perform, and Why

    By Rabbi David Regenspan

    Professional view from a "freelance" Reform rabbi about why he will officiate at some interfaith weddings.  He will happily officiate if the non-Jewish partner is a "fellow traveler" who is committed to upholding the religious tra

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Performing Interfaith Weddings: An Opportunity

    By Rabbi Bruce Kadden

    Professional view by a rabbi who performs interfaith weddings because he sees it as an opportunity to bring the couple into the Jewish community.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Interfaith Marriage: Why I Officiate

    By Rabbi Michael Weisser

    Professional view from a rabbi explaining why he officiates:  because Torah tells us to welcome strangers, and because by accepting those interested in Judaism at the time of their weddings, the Jewish community is more likely to re

    Date: 08-25-2006
  • Why I Changed My Mind

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional view article explaining why a rabbi will now officiate at interfaith weddings and the conditions under which he will do so.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Blessing Mixed-Faith Couples in the United Kingdom

    By Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

    Professional view by a rabbi and Liberal Judaism outreach worker in the UK who explains his movement’s stance on interfaith marriage:  it is the only branch in the UK that sanctions interfaith marriages and accepts interfaith fam

    Date: 11-14-2006

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