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Rabbinic Officiation at Intermarriages

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  • Temple Israel OKs Interfaith Weddings in Its Building

    By Marshall Weiss

    A news article about new policy in a Reform synagogue in Dayton, Ohio, that allows interfaith marriages to take place in the sanctuary as long as the rabbi, who will not perform intermarriages, approves the ceremony, and as long as no non-Jewish symbol

    Date: 07-05-2007
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Officiating at an Intermarriage

    By Rabbi Paul H. Levenson

    Professional view by rabbi presenting a typical scenario that occurs when an interfaith couple approaches him asking that he marry them.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Counseling Interfaith Couples Who Want Me to Marry Them

    By Rev. Yvonne V. Schaudt

    Professional view by a minister discussing how she immediately hurls the hard questions--conversion and children--at interfaith couples who want her to marry them because she believes that these questions are essential to work out before

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • An 'Alien' Solution to Intermarriage Dilemma

    By Ami Eden

    Reprinted news article about the debate over the significance and utlilty of revamping the traditional Jewish notion of a "ger toshav" or "resident alien" to create a designated, in-between category for non-Jewish spouse

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • Breaking an Interfaith Taboo

    By Yosef I. Abramowitz

    Personal narrative about why intermarriage should be sanctioned, though it is not preferable.

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • Expansive Chuppah: Washington Hebrew OKs Officiation of Interfaith Weddings--with Conditions

    By Paula Amann

    News article about a decision by Washington Hebrew Congregation, the country’s third-largest Reform synagogue, to allow its rabbis to officiate at intermarriages.

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • Is Officiation a Litmus Test for Hiring?

    By Steve Lipman

    News article on the difficulties faced by Reform rabbis who won’t officiate at intermarriages when trying to find a pulpit.

    Date: 08-24-2007
  • Embracing Interfaith Couples Only Strengthens Congregations

    By Rabbi Lawrence Raphael

    Professional view from a Reform rabbi on how he changed his mind on officiating at interfaith weddings after seeing Jewishly committed interfaith families at his synagogue.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • A Conversation with Rabbi Lev Ba'esh

    By Cindy Mindell

    InterfaithFamily.com's Director of the Resource Center for Jewish Clergy talks with a journalist about his first invitation to speak at a Conservative synagogue.

    Date: 09-22-2008
  • New Coalition Formed to Fight Intermarriage

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    Reprinted news article about the first meeting of a new a coalition, organized by Steven Bayme, to fight intermarriage and promote conversion.

    Date: 07-31-2006

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