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Conversion

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  • Israelis Re-examine Russian Aliyah

    By Jessica Steinberg

    Reprinted news story about Russian Aliya/Immigration to Israel, and what this means for Israeli demographics, given that many Russian Jews are from interfaith families or have no proof that their mother is Jewish, and therefore are not, halachical

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • When a Child Converts

    By Rabbi Diane Cohen

    Personal narrative by a rabbi who is hurt by, but eventually accepts, her two sons’ conversion to Christianity.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • For Officiating at Intermarriages: The Voice of Zipporah

    By Rabbi Stephen Kahn

    Reprinted sermon from a rabbi telling his congregation that he has decided to officiate at interfaith weddings, and describing the circumstances under which he will officiate.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • 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
  • The Ghosts of Christmas Past

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative by a woman who converted to Judaism and has a strong Jewish identity, and was surprised to find that she still misses Christmas.

    Date: 08-09-2006
  • Don't Bring Christmas Back

    By Dawn C. Kepler

    Professional advice from an outreach professional responding to Bringing Christmas Back.

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • Obituary of Nell Carter, a Jew-by-Choice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    Obituary of Nell Carter, an African-American Jew-by-choice and famous actress and performer.

    Date: 02-21-2007
  • My First Shiva: Understanding What to Expect Helps

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional advice and personal narrative from an interfaith family counselor and outreach worker.  She describes her first encounter with Jewish death rituals, and then gives tips on how to be an "ambassador" to non-Jewish family members

    Date: 07-10-2006
  • Should Efforts Be Made to Draw Interfaith Couples into the Jewish Community?

    By Edmund Case

    Reprinted professional opinions of Jack Wertheimer and Ed Case, laying down the anti- and pro-outreach to intermarried/interfaith families philosophies, respectively.

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • Connecting with Judaism Because of My Secular Spouse

    By Gina Hagler

    Personal narrative from an intermarried non-Jewish woman who agreed to raise her children Jewish, but didn’t realize her husband was a secular Jew.

    Date: 02-19-2007

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