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Patrilineal Jews

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  • A Jewish Aunt at a Catholic Wedding

    By Ilisia Kissner

    A Jewish educator attended her nephew's wedding in a Catholic church on Shabbat.

    Date: 01-02-2009
  • Half and Half

    By Sophie Friedman

    After being told she was a "half Jew" at Hebrew school, she's had much of her life to sort through Jewish identity. Spoiler alert: she's a "whole Jew"!

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • I'm a Jew Just Like You

    By Joelle Asaro Berman

    A patrilineal Jew discovers that some in the Jewish community do not recognize her strong Jewish identity.

    Date: 02-26-2008
  • Teenagers In Love

    By Gabbie Wynschenk

    Three high school students from interfaith families discuss their love for Judaism, for their families and for their Jewish youth group, BBYO.

    Date: 05-19-2009
  • My Name Is My Prayer

    By Ren Faught

    The daughter of an interfaith family who was not raised as a Jew discusses the importance of the Hebrew name she picked when she converted.

    Date: 09-07-2008
  • The Problem with Yahrzeits

    By Charlotte Gordon

    Her father, who had converted away from Judaism, mocked her for wanting to be a Jew. After her conversion, he died. How should she mourn?

    Date: 11-04-2008
  • Catholic to Kugel

    By Michella Ore

    This thoughtful teenager's mom is African-American and Catholic. Her dad is Jewish. She's been raised Catholic, but has decided to convert to Judaism.

    Date: 06-10-2009
  • Birthright Israel Next Monologues: Ruby Marez

    By Ruby Marez

    In honor of Israel Independence Day, a young woman of mixed Jewish and Puerto Rican heritage tells about reclaiming both identities.

    Date: 04-29-2009
  • Full-Time Jews

    By Jesse Tisch

    Young adults with interfaith backgrounds can increasingly be found working at Jewish organizationsóbut they still face some subtle obstacles.

    Date: 06-17-2008
  • Because Their Children Are Jewish

    By Dr. Jennifer Thompson

    A researcher discusses her research on intermarriage and non-Jewish women who raise Jewish children.

    Date: 07-14-2010

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