Article Archive

Patrilineal Jews

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  • Easter in Front

    By Michael Brent

    His girls go to Jewish day school--how would they react to the neighbors' Easter celebration? How would he?

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Finding My Father

    By Paula Rosenberg

    As Father's Day approaches, the author thinks about her father. This was the first year she said Kaddish for him as a Jew.

    Date: 06-19-2009
  • Patrilineal Descent and the Conservative Movement

    By Julie Wiener

    Many Orthodox and Conservative Jewish leaders worried the Reform movement's 1983 decision to affirm the children of Jewish fathers as Jews would divide the Jewish people. That doesn't seem to have happened.

    Date: 11-30-2009
  • Finding a Jewish Connection in Hungary

    By Michael J. Jordan

    Family week at Jewish camp provides a Hungarian interfaith family with a sense of community and home.

    Date: 06-27-2008
  • The Bat Mitzvah Gift

    By Deborah Susser

    Like most parents, I wanted my daughter to have what I had not. In my case, that meant a sense of being grounded in a particular community and tradition.

    Date: 04-19-2010
  • Rabbi Reuben's Ruminations: Create New Interfaith Family Rituals

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    Bedtime rituals are among those spiritual moments that can work for an interfaith family.

    Date: 02-18-2009
  • Meet the Lenns, A PJ Library Family

    By Judi Wisch

    The Lenns are an interfaith family: a mommy, a daddy and a preschooler who likes to read books about animals, celebrate Shabbat and eat grapes.

    Date: 10-23-2008
  • The Open Door: 25 Years After Patrilineal Descent

    By Julie Wiener

    Reassessing the impact of defining who is a Jew, a quarter-century after the Reform movement decided that children with a Jewish parent of either sex were Jewish.

    Date: 10-28-2009
  • We've Come a Long Way When It Comes to Outreach

    By Rabbi Mayer W. Selekman

    What has become perfectly clear is that more and more congregations are finding ways to embrace and engage their entire congregational family, including the intermarried among them.

    Date: 11-23-2009
  • A Christian Mother's Jewish Prayers for Her Unborn Son

    By Cassie Havel Morgenstern

    A Christian mother's hopes and concerns for her baby, whom she and her Jewish husband will raise as a Jew.

    Date: 08-26-2011

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