By Jesse Tisch
Review of Judith Seidís God-Optional Judaism: Alternatives for Cultural Jews Who Love Their History, Heritage, and Community, a book that eloquently makes the case for Secular Humanistic Judaism.
By Matthew E. Berger
Interview with Howard Dean that focuses on his intermarriage, his knowledge and practicing of Jewish culture and rituals, and the local Jewish communityís response.
By Gina Hagler
Personal narrative from†a Jew-by-choice who shares her advice from a stressful year of planning her sonís bar mitzvah.
By Rebecca Gopoian
Personal narrative from the child of an interfaith Armenian/Jewish home, who is distrustful of religion despite her Christian husband’s strong faith in God.
By Daniel Siegel
Professional advice†from rabbi who explains how his policies toward non-Jewish families regarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah and other matters have changed as he has gotten to know non-Jews who are committed to the Jewish identity of their children.
By Jim Keen
Personal narrative by an intermarried Protetant man describing his parentsí active participation and appreciation in his wifeís and childrenís Judaism.
By Shelli Liebman Dorfman
A news article about Jewbilation, a philosophy that incorporations many Jewish traditions and is designed for interfaith families.
By Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon
Reprinted professional view Rosh Hashonah sermon from a rabbi trying to quel distress over high intermarriage rates; he describes the Jews as an "ever dying people" with intermarriage built into the Jewish identity.
By Brigitte Dayan
Opinion piece from a managing editor of a Chicago Jewish paper explaining how rituals, like the bris, are what connects people to Judaism, not universal values.
By Joe Berkofsky
Reprinted news article about a contentious essay written by Rabbi Paul Menitoff predicting the disappearance of the Conservative movement in a matter of decades because of the polarization of American Jewry, and the movement’s "opposition to in