By Adina Giannelli
Reprinted news article describing the historical background to the Israeli Supreme Court decision to recognize non-Orthodox conversions for legal, though not religious, reasons.
By Julie Gruenbaum Fax
The story of an Episcopalian/Southern Baptist woman and her struggle as her boyfriend asks that she convert to Orthodox Judaism.
By Rabbi Helen T. Cohn
Reviews of Embracing Judaism by Simcha Kling, The Jewish Home, A Guide for Jewish Living by Daniel B. Syme, Living A Jewish Life by Anita Diamant with Howard Cooper, and Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s Living Judaism, The Complete G
By Rabbi Carl Perkins
Professional view from Rabbi Carl M. Perkins describing his opinion: that (unconverted) non-Jewish spouses in intermarried couples should be welcomed with open arms by Jewish communities, but still treated as and considered to be non-Jews.
By Andi Rosenthal
Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice wondering what it is that makes her Jewish.
By Chanan Tigay
News article on Israel’s Chief Rabbi’s decision not to recognize most conversions done in the U.S.--including Orthodox conversions.
By Don Cohen
Reprinted news article about the Conservative movement’s stance on intermarriage, and their efforts to be more inclusive of interfaith familes.
By Nina Amir Lacey
Though they came from different religions, they shared a spiritual quest. Now he is Jewish, but not interested in spirituality. She needs the lessons that successful interfaith marriage can teach.
By Joe Berkofsky
Reprinted news article about the debate over Jewish outreach to the intermarried in light of the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey.
By Doug Chandler
Reprinted news article about a suggestion by Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to let children of Jewish fathers attend Ramah camps until age 13, at which point they must convert to continue attending.