By Ronnie Friedland
Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.
By Rabbi Bruce Kadden
Review of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel, a guide to raising children while taking faith and religion into consideration.
By Ellen Jaffe Gill
Reviews of Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier and Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant, both of which explore death from a Jewish perspective.
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen
A news article discussing Jewish birth ceremonies and the programs that are allowing many Jewish and interfaith families to learn about and prepare for such ceremonies.
By Rachel Sarah
Rachel Sarah was raised in a Jewish family with a non-Jewish mother, but when she was 16, a Hassidic rabbi told her she wasn’t Jewish. After shunning the Jewish community for many years, she is now raising her child Jewish… but worri
By Susan Katz Miller
Review of Nan Fink’s A Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery, which follows Nan Fink on her spiritual journey throughout the often-complicated Jewish landscape.
By Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Reprinted professional advice excerpt about how we should take advantage of our moments of self-reflection to turn to the ways of God, to be kinder and more giving.
By Julie Gruenbaum Fax
Reprinted profile of Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a religious innovator in "ethical behavior in modern Jewish life" who was the pulpit rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom for 35 years, including Q & A and quotations about him.
By Rabbi David Regenspan
Professional view from a "freelance" Reform rabbi about why he will officiate at some interfaith weddings. He will happily officiate if the non-Jewish partner is a "fellow traveler" who is committed to upholding the religious tra
By Ron Li-Paz
Professional advice from the cantor at Valley Outreach Synagogue in California, who says interfaith bar/bat mitzvahs should not require conversions, and the non-Jewish parent should be welcomed.