By Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
Professional view about the need to include and honor non-Jewish relatives at a child’s bar/bat mitzvah ceremony in order to reward and strengthen the family’s Jewish ties with a very positive experience.
By Keren R. McGinity
A personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish Irish man about the journey to their daughter’s unique baby-naming ceremony--replete with bagpipes.
By Christina Pertus Hendelman
Personal narrative from a non-Jew who’s struggling with the decision to have a bris and reluctant to give up Christmas.
By Amy Dominy
Personal narrative of a woman whose non-Jewish in-laws were horrified at her plans for a bris.
By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman
Professional advice article offering practical advice on how to help a child deal with the loss of a loved one, with information on different ways children express grief.
By Mae Rockland Tupa
Personal narrative by a bubbie (Jewish grandmother), all of whose grandchildren are being raised as Jews, despite changes in a family complexion due to divorce and intermarriage.
By Gail Wertheimer
An e-mail an intermarried woman sent to her father, who was concerned about how her kids could have a strong Jewish identity if their father didn’t convert to Judaism.
By Rabbi Julie Greenberg
Professional advice about discussion questions that will engage non-Jews in a Passover seder
By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
A rabbi gives advice to a Jewish woman raising her Muslim husband’s children as Jews until her father-in-law, upset at the arrangement, causes her husband to become abusive and unwilling to allow the children to practive Judaism.
By Tom Muchel
Personal Narrative about all the tensions and negotiations that went on within and between the families when a Jewish woman married a Catholic man, both from observant backgrounds.