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  • "Who Is a Jew" Redux: A Forward Editorial

    Reprinted editorial from the Forward editors about the long-awaited decision by Israeli officials to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions.

    Date: 11-30-2006
  • Reactions to "Jerusalem," A Play about an Intermarriage, and a Conversation with the Playwright

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Profile of Seth Greenland and review of his new play, "Jerusalem" about an intermarried couple.

    Date: 02-21-2007
  • Confessions of a Chrismaholic

    By Julie Gardner

    Personal narrative from an intermarried woman who decided to give up Christmas because she found it confused her sons to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but finds the sacrifice difficult.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Jew Class and Korean Pancakes

    By Danielle Leeds

    On our first date I told him, if you are not open to eventual conversion to Judaism, this can go no further. It's a wonder there was ever a second date with that as my kicky opener.

    Date: 06-03-2008
  • Grieving in a Different Tradition

    By Edie Mueller

    When her brother-in-law died, she wasn't prepared for how different her Jewish cultural expectations about mourning would be from those of her Catholic husband and his family.

    Date: 01-08-2009
  • Eggs and Plagues: Handling Easter and Passover in Our Interfaith Family

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about a family that is raising their kids as Jews, but those Jewish kids help their Protestant dad to celebrate his holidays, too.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • Coming Out to My Co-Workers

    By Rachel Rockenmacher

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who had no problem telling her parents about her marriage to a Catholic man--but had a hard time telling her co-workers in the Jewish professional world.

    Date: 06-01-2007
  • Preventing Difference from Adding to Distance

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman who is raising Jewish children, explaining what she and her parents have done in order to support the girls’ Jewish education.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Baby's First Christmas

    By Jennifer Morris

    Ever since her first Christmas with their family, she's loved being a Jew at her in-law's special holiday.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Rite of Passage for the Whole Family

    By Dr. Judith Davis

    Professional advice on how bar/bat mizvah marks a time of transition for the whole family, not just the twelve or thirteen year-old:  the parents’ relationship with each other has matured, the grandparents are getting older, and these

    Date: 08-11-2006

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