Article Archive

Patrilineal Jews

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  • Israeli Government to High Court: Only Orthodox Conversions Count

    By Dina Kraft

    Reprinted news article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision to only recognize Orthodox conversions in Israel 

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Nation Divided: Coping With Racism in the Jewish Community

    By Aliza Hausman

    Like many Jews of color, the author sometimes has to represent all people of color in Jewish social situations.

    Date: 09-11-2008
  • A Snapshot of American Jewry

    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

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Reform Says No to Ordaining Intermarrieds: Legal Body Reiterates Long-Standing Position of Liberal Movement

    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.

    Date: 07-25-2006
  • Israelis Find Ways to Marry outside the Rabbinate

    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

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Developing a Vision of the Future of Asian-Jewish Families

    By Hedi Molnar

    A new study of intermarriage between Jews and Asians prompts an examination of the status of Asian Jewish families.

    Date: 05-27-2009
  • Questions about Baby-Naming Ceremonies for Girls and Patrilineal Descent

    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.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • Untitled for Now

    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.

    Date: 07-23-2007
  • On Conversion, Jewish Law Has Many Voices

    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

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Not Your Typical Jewish Family

    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.   

    Date: 08-09-2006

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