Article Archive

Patrilineal Jews

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  • Demographic Solutions

    By Rabbi Michael Boyden

    Reprinted news article about one rabbi’s plan of action to prevent intermarriage and interfaith marriage in Israel from becoming a serious problem:  education, accessibility to conversion, and outreach to the non-Jewish populations of Isreal.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • The Battle for My Soul

    By Nick Zaller

    The personal narrative of a young man raised in an interfaith family who has chosen Judaism but feels unwelcome by much of the Jewish community since he is a patrilineal Jew.

    Date: 08-08-2007
  • In the Mix: Gentile Women And The S Word

    By Julie Wiener

    The author thought that the term shiksa had fallen into disuse, but it's still around.

    Date: 04-16-2009
  • Untitled

    By Maya Gottfried

    Personal narrative from the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother who was exploring Judaism--until an Orthodox rebbetzin informed her she wasn’t Jewish.

    Date: 01-18-2007
  • Visiting Israel--a Land I Feel a Strong Bond with, but Where I am not Considered a Jew

    By Adam Case

    Personal narrative of a young man from an interfaith family describing how his experience visiting Israel was colored by his realization that, as a patrilineal Jew, he is not recognized as Jewish there.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Intermarriage Has Our Blessing

    By Myrna Baron

    General information about Humanistic Judaism, its doctrine, practices, and lifecycle ceremonies

    Date: 11-21-2006
  • Translating Between Two Worlds: An Interview with Rebecca Walker

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Profile of Rebecca Walker, daughter or Alice Walker and Mel Leventhal, and author of her new memoir Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self.

    Date: 02-22-2007
  • Ruth's Inspiration

    By Hillel Halkin

    Reprinted opinon piece about two bible stories that provide alternative views of assimilation and accepting converts:  the tolerant, welcoming attitude of the story of Ruth, and the xenophobic, defensive attitude of the story of Ezra.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Reform Conversions on the Increase among Russian Immigrants

    By Abigail Radoszkowicz

    Reprinted news article about the increasing popularity of liberal (Reform and Conservative) Jewish conversions and synagogues among Russian Jews in Israel. 

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Bloodlines and Birthrights

    By Matthew Lyons

    The child of an interfaith marriage found a connection to Jewish history in Israel--not a reason to marry a Jew.

    Date: 07-01-2008

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