Article Archive

Patrilineal Jews

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  • How Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes Skated under the "Jewish Radar"

    By Ami Eden

    Profile on Sarah Hughes, an Olympic figure skater who was not reported as a Jew until well after the Olympic games. The author also explores how the media determines who is Jewish and who is not.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Dear Wendy: Will My Intermarried Son's Children Be Jewish?

    By Wendy Weltman Palmer

    Advice column addressing the question of whether the children of a Hindu mother and Jewish father will be considered Jewish.

    Date: 07-19-2007
  • Mixed Marriages

    By Ellen S. Glazer

    Article about how Ed Case, publisher of, came to work for the online magazine, as well as’s mission and approach--making Jewish choices in an interfaith family.

    Date: 05-22-2007
  • How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family's Bar Mitzvah

    By Sue Repko

    A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child’s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father’s enthusiastic response to the event.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Caught Between Two Faiths

    By Stewart Ain

    Reprinted news article about a boy whose feuding divorced parents are sending him to both Catholic and Jewish religious schools.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • What Leads Children of Intermarriage to Identify as Jews?

    By Ron Lux

    News story on the factors that lead adult children of intermarriage to identify as Jews.

    Date: 07-09-2007
  • Defining Birthright: Finding Personal Meaning

    By Inna Livitz

    Personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family who felt conflicted about her Russian and Jewish identities when she departed for birthright israel, but who returned feeling that her Jewish identity was her "birt

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Conversion in Israel: New Developments

    By Sharon Ashley

    Reprinted news article about an Israeli Supreme Court decision ruling that Jews-by-choice that had Reform and Conservative conversions are recognized as full citizens of Israel, and all legal rights, including the Law of Return, apply to them (the Orth

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • Looking for Mr. Goodstein: When Gentile Singles Seek Jewish Mates

    By Lisa Scherzer

    Reprinted news article from The Forward about JDate, an online Jewish dating service, and whether non-Jews who are interested in meeting Jews should be welcomed to register and participate.

    Date: 08-21-2007
  • Jewish Cowboys and Chicken Farmers: Two Films That May Confound Your Stereotypes

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.

    Date: 02-16-2007

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