By Dina Kraft
Reprinted news article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision to only recognize Orthodox conversions in Israel
By Aliza Hausman
Like many Jews of color, the author sometimes has to represent all people of color in Jewish social situations.
By Joe Berkofsky
Reprinted news story reporting the findings of the 2001 American Jewish Population Survey, which pits declining numbers yet increasing education. Author also describes the opposing viewpoints of "inreach" vs. "outreach" as the be
By Ami Eden
Reprinted news article announcing the Reform movement’s reiteration of its position that the intermarried may not be ordained as Reform Jewish clergy.
By Michele Chabin
Reprinted news article about how more Israelis are not having their weddings performed by an Orthodox rabbi but are going to secular or Reform or Conservative rabbis, or to outside of Israel, to be married. This is especially true of those the Orthodox do
By Hedi Molnar
A new study of intermarriage between Jews and Asians prompts an examination of the status of Asian Jewish families.
By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
A professional view from a rabbi discussing the origin and character of baby-naming ceremonies for girls (simchat bat), and the relationship between birth ceremonies and "official" Jewish identity.
By Hana Daley
The personal narrative of a young woman who learned, after years of studying Judaism and becoming a Bat Mitzvah, that she was not considered Jewish by her Conservative/Orthodox synagogue because her mother wasn’t Jewish.
By Rabbi David Ellenson
Reprinted professional opinion from Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College, providing textual evidence for an Orthodox view that a spouse who does not agree to closely follow halacha (Jewish religious
By Johanna Karasik
Personal narrative about a daughter of divorced interfaith parents whose father decided to hold a Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration and wanted her to teach their multi-faith extended family about Jewish traditions.