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Synagogues and the Jewish Community

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  • We Should Learn From Esther, Who Married Outside Her Community to Save Her People

    By Sarah Flicker

    Reprinted personal narrative about a young Jewish woman whose Buddhist boyfriend felt uncomfortable in traditional Jewish institutions, so she started her own, "The Progressive Jewish Circle" in Toronto, which is "welcoming, creat

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Where Do We Come From? Do We Know Where We Are Going?

    By Sol Levin

    Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing his parents (both survivors) and how their experiences instilled in him the importance of Jewish continuity.  He describes how he wanted to marry a Jew, but ultimately felt good about mar

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • One Interfaith Mother's View

    By Susan Katz Miller

    A personal narrative of a mother who has decided to instill her children with Jewish education, despite the fact that they have only a Jewish grandfather and raising them Christian and often seen as the logical choice.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • Why Do People Hate Jews?

    By Gil Mann

    Reprinted opinion piece answering the question "Why are Jews always getting picked on"; author blames the "insecure tribal" nature of humankind, the history of anti-Semitism, and the peculiarity of Jewish mannerisms and values.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • 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
  • This Land Is My Land, but Maybe Not Your Land

    By Faye Rapoport DesPres

    Personal narrative from an American Jew who thinks of Israel as her second home but may never return because her non-Jewish fiancé is afraid of flying.

    Date: 12-19-2006
  • On Patrilineal Descent: An Informed Reform Jew's Lament

    By Robert Lappin

    Opinion piece from a Reform congregant who is upset over new Reform guidelines that define a Jew not by lineage, but rather by life cycle events and Jewish communal participation.

    Date: 07-25-2006
  • Courage and Innovation: And at 80, Rabbi Harold Schulweis Plans to Keep Going

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    Reprinted profile of Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a religious innovator in "ethical behavior in modern Jewish life" who was the pulpit rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom for 35 years, including Q & A and quotations about him.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • New Numbers, New Intermarriage Initiatives

    By Fran Nachman Putney

    Reprinted news article about the scope of Atlanta-, national-, and web-based intermarriage and interfaith family outreach initiatives and attitudes.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • The Winners of the Network Essay Contest

    By InterfaithFamily

    Article announcing the winners of’s "We’re Interfaith Families ... Connecting with Jewish Life." essay contest.

    Date: 07-17-2007

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