Article Archive

Conversion

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  • Agency Raps Chief Rabbinate Over Conversion Policy

    By Noga Tarnopolsky

    Reprinted news article about the many stumbling blocks Israeli law lays before those hoping to convert to Judaism, and how this is especially a problem for the large populations of Russian and Ethiopian, as well as interfaith and liberal

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • Intermarriage Is Good for the Jews

    By Karen Kushner

    Reprinted keynote address advising professionals to recognize the significant Jewish contributions made by non-Jewish spouses of interfaith families, and reminding Jewish community members to warmly welcome in these Jews-by-choice.

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • Intent on Bringing Judaism to the Jews of Germany, the Conservative Movement Has Sent an Improbable Rabbi to Lead the Way

    By Haim Shapiro

    Reprinted news article about the growing Jewish population in Germany, and the rabbi (a female convert) who is leading the renaissance.

    Date: 12-19-2006
  • The Last Christmas Tree

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Article about an older interfaith couple with grown children who married and the wife converted to Judaism and discovered a way to deal with giving up Christmas, by dividing her beloved Christmas tree ornaments and plastic treeamong her ch

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • A Journey of Faith: Step by Step, Beginning with the Birth of Our First Child

    By Sallie W. Gotoff

    A personal narrative from a Catholic woman who felt so at home in her Reconstructionist synagogue that she decided to convert.

    Date: 02-26-2007
  • Why the Jewish Community Needs to Change Its Approach to Intermarriage

    By Charlotte Honigman-Smith

    Professional advice from rabbi who explains how his policies toward non-Jewish families regarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah and other matters have changed as he has gotten to know non-Jews who are committed to the Jewish identity of their children.

    Date: 06-06-2007
  • A Rabbi's Response to Eric H. Yoffie's Conversion Message

    By Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon

    Opinion piece from the founder of a synagogue tailored for interfaith families, saying the Reform movement is sending a "terrible message" to the intermarried by steering toward conversion.

    Date: 06-05-2007
  • Including Interfaith Families

    By Rabbi Rachel Cowan

    Professional view from a rabbi about issues pertaining to outreach to intermarried/interfaith families, including conversion, resource allocation, participation in Jewish rituals, and the ger toshav status, among others.

    Date: 07-28-2006
  • A Jewish Rainbow: Transcultural and Transracial Adoption

    By Shelley Kapneck Rosenberg

    Professional advice for Jews interested in "transcultural adoption" recommending that parents teach those children about their birth culture.

    Date: 11-06-2006
  • An Acquired Taste

    By Stuart Schoffman

    A man’s reflection on a Bat Mitzvah he attended where the girl’s mother had converted to Judaism and non-Jewish family members were present at the service.

    Date: 06-11-2007

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