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  • Jewish Cowboys and Chicken Farmers: Two Films That May Confound Your Stereotypes

    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.

    Date: 02-16-2007
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children

    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.

    Date: 01-18-2007
  • Books on Mourning

    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.

    Date: 01-13-2007
  • Where Lamaze Meets L'Chaim: Childbirth Education Classes Are Slowly Catching on As Way for Couples to Connect with Judaism

    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.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • Not Really Jewish?

    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

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • A Jewish Odyssey: A Review of A Stranger in the Midst

    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.

    Date: 12-21-2006
  • One Grand Lesson of Rosh Hashanah: To Be Our Best

    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.

    Date: 08-03-2006
  • Courage and Innovation: And at 80, Rabbi Harold Schulweis Plans to Keep Going

    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.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Interfaith Weddings I Am Happy To Perform, and Why

    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

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • How Kosher Is Christy's Bat Mitzvah?

    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.

    Date: 07-06-2006

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