Reprinted editorial about the newly-discovered Jewish ancestries of several U.S. political hopefuls, author suggests that intermarriage and interfaith marriage can yield "long-lost brothers’ who will "turn...up in high places".
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.
By Andi Rosenthal
The personal narrative of a politically active woman of interfaith families who attributes her activism to the values both parents taught her and links those values to Judaism.
By Ronnie Friedland
Review of The Education of Max Bickford, a TV show that starred Richard Dreyfus as a skeptical Jewish professor whose ex-wife converted to Judaism and was killed in a car crash.
Reprinted editorial piece advocating the creation of a "ger toshov" or "resident alien" Jewish legal status to formalize the role of the non-Jewish spouse in an intermarried/interfaith family and bring Jew
By Joanne Catz Hartman
Reprinted personal narrative about a woman’s support of outreach to intermarried and interfaith families, but her unhappiness with efforts to "aggressively encourge" conversion.
By Jennifer Siegel
Reprinted news article about the choices facing Conservative Jews as they select a new chancellor for their rabbinical school, and the growing demand for openness to gays and lesbians.
By Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
The personal narrative of a rabbi who is unsure how much attention to give to interfaith families and how aggressive to be with the non-Jewish spouse in encouraging Judaism.
By Ronnie Friedland
Review of Bonnie Burt’s My Sister, My Bride, a documentary about the love and marriage of a Jewish lesbian couple.
By Helen Teitelbaum
Reprinted news article about the Conservative Movement’s intro to Judaism courses, which have recently been opened to non-Jewish partners, in hopes that acquiring knowledge of Judaism will lead to conversion.