Article Archive

Synagogues and the Jewish Community

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  • The Best of Our Picks

    By InterfaithFamily

    Compilation of's staff's selections for their favorite articles from 1998-2006.

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • Why Do Jews Marry Catholics?

    By Karen Goldberg Goff

    A recent landmark study of Americans' religious behavior confirmed what many observers of intermarriage have often suggested, but never proven: when Jews intermarry, they disproportionately marry Catholics.

    Date: 04-07-2008
  • Everything Old Is New Again

    By Zack Kushner

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man married to a secular non-Jew who is disturbed by the power of the Orthodox in Israel and especially Jerusalem.

    Date: 12-19-2006
  • Navigating Jordan

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative about a Jewish American woman’s trip to Jordan with her Christian husband, the stereotypes and fears she arrived with, and the pleasant surprises that marked her stay.

    Date: 12-19-2006
  • Sojourners Among Us: Non-Jews in Jewish Life

    By Rabbi David Regenspan

    The stories of a man and a woman who live Jewish lives but have not converted to the Judaism, along with other information about non-Jews in the synagogue.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • 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
  • Nancy Pelosi's Interfaith Family

    By Jennifer Jacobson

    Profile of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who grew up among Jews and whose daughter married a Jew.

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • European Jews Rally for Israel: Jews from across Europe Converge

    By Toby Axelrod

    Reprinted news article about a rally held outside a European Union meeting in Brussels to show solidarity with Israel and express concern for growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

    Date: 07-20-2006
  • Ger Toshav - Sources for Contemporary Application: A Proposal for Intermarried and other Allies in our Midst

    By Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

    Professional view supporting the resurrection of the concept of ger toshav--an in-between title that non-Jews who are active and committed Jewishly, yet who do not want to convert, could study and achieve.

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • Welcoming Non-Jewish Spouses and Converts to Judaism

    By Rabbi Eric Yoffe

    Professional view from rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, saying that the Reform movement needs to both honor non-Jewish partners raising Jewish children and to invite them to convert.

    Date: 07-26-2006

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