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  • My Presbyterian Girlfriend Made Me Become a Rabbi

    By Joe Eskenazi

    News story about a rabbi in San Francisco whose wife, a convert, inspired him to become a rabbi.

    Date: 11-29-2007
  • Conservative Jewish Leaders Seek "Leaner, Meaner" Movement

    By Julie Wiener

    Reprinted news article about how Judaism’s Conservative movement envisions its future and its main challenge: to be "simultaneously more demanding and more welcoming," including increased emphasis on programs of outreach to the i

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Taking JTS Reins No Easy Task: With Schorsch Stepping Down Next Year, Some New Chancellor Must Alter Conservatives' Vision t

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    Reprinted news article about the Conservative movement's considerations as they select a new chancellor for their rabbinical school, the Jewish Theological Seminary.

    Date: 06-06-2007
  • What Interfaith Families Want from the Established Jewish Community

    By Marion L. Usher

    Professional view on the meaning of intermarriage and interfaith families for American Jewry:  rather than seeing the intermarried as "lost" or a "threat", the author sees them as a pool of "immigrants" who should be hel

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • How to Afford a Jewish Education

    By Vicki Streiff

    Classist assumptions in the Jewish community can make it tough to educate your children if you're not as well-off as Jewish institutions assume you are.

    Date: 06-04-2010
  • Cemeteries Are Becoming New Challenge for Interfaith Families

    By Josh Nathan-Katzis

    Conservative rabbis' wrenching compromise with ancient Jewish burial tradition doesn't do much to stop most interfaith couples feeling like second-class citizens.

    Date: 08-02-2010
  • Making A 'Right Turn' On Intermarriage

    By Rabbi David Lerner

    Over time, I have come to appreciate more and more the devotion of the dozens of intermarried couples among the 535 families at the Conservative synagogue I lead.

    Date: 10-12-2009
  • Making A Right Turn On Intermarriage

    By Rabbi David Lerner

    Rabbi David Lerner is the spiritual leader of Temple Emunah in Lexington, Mass. A Conservative rabbi, he does not officiate at interfaith weddings. Rabbi Lerner explains how his congregation has developed ways to include non-Jewish parents while remaining faithful to halacha, and asks whether Conservative rabbis can create some ceremony to recognize intermarried couples who commit to raising their children as Jews.

    Date: 10-16-2009
  • Intermarriage Is Also a Choice

    By Akira Ohiso

    What looks like a more tolerant position toward interfaith marriage doesn't take the feelings of children of those marriages into account.

    Date: 11-02-2009
  • Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    By Debbie Burton

    Debbie is studying for conversion, and thinks her 15-year-old Jewish daughter shouldn't date non-Jews.

    Date: 04-23-2009

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