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  • Paging Dr. God: Jewish Views of Illness and Healing

    By Marinell James

    The Jewish custom of praying for people who are ill or injured is very old. In recent years, rabbis and other Jewish thinkers have worked to revive old traditions and restore Jewish ideas about health and healing to the mainstream of Jewish life.

    Date: 09-02-2009
  • The A-B-C's of Interfaith Parenting

    By Wendy Harris

    A non-Jewish mother discusses the complicated lifestyle of her interfaith family through a humorous alphabet tale.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Defining Jewish Moments

    By Steven Michalove

    Personal narrative about an intermarried man’s feelings as he attends his father’s funeral and how he finds comfort in Jewish ritual at these key transitional times

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • December Dilemma: Interfaith Couples Face Emotional Choices: Christmas, Hanukkah, or Both?

    By Robin Galiano Russell

    Reprinted news article about the Dallas Jewish community in particular, and the different ways couples face the December dilemma.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Growing Up Jewish ... with Christian Parents

    By Elyssa Mosbacher

    Reprinted news article about four Jewish children, ages 5-18, whose parents died tragically, and the (Christian) parents who adopted them were committed to continuing their Jewish education, so they enrolled them in Jewish day

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • Interfaith at the Top

    By Rabbi Lev Baesh

    Personal narrative by a gay rabbi describing how his interfaith relationship has "enriched our families, our community, and ourselves."

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Living an Interfaith Life: Guide Offers Stories about Coping with Differences

    By Cynthia Ramsay

    Review of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An Handbook, compiled and edited by Ed Case and Ronnie Friedland of

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • "Big Bad" Debra Winger

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    Profile of Debra Winger, an intermarried Jewish actress and star of the television series Big Bad Love.

    Date: 02-17-2007
  • Holocaust Stories

    By Amy Elkes

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman telling how she struggled with the decision of whether to tell her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, that she was engaged to a non-Jew.

    Date: 11-30-2006
  • Dolphin Skins in the Desert and the Making of a Miraculous Bar Mitzvah

    By Beth Gilbert

    Reprinted profile of Mason Washauer, the son of divorced interfaith parents, who decided he wanted a Jewish education, and so travels seventy miles twice a week to a synagogue in Missouri.

    Date: 08-14-2007

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