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Cultural Judaism

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  • Say Yes to Interfaith Families

    By Susanna Perrett

    Susanna struggles to feel accepted in the Jewish community as the partner who is not Jewish, while she simultaneously struggles against anti-Semitism.

    Date: 01-21-2015
  • Ignore the Shrimp on the Buffet

    By Joy Fields

    A personal narrative about one woman's guilty love for shellfish.

    Date: 07-03-2013
  • Jewish Food Cheat Sheet

    By InterfaithFamily

    An alphabetic listing of Jewish dishes and food-related terms to help people new to Jewish families to figure out what's on the table.

    Date: 08-07-2009
  • Tribal vs. Covenantal Jewish Identity

    By Rabbi Sidney Schwarz

    Professional advice that "the Jewish community would do well to soften its boundaries" since so many Jews attribute their social and political justice work to their Jewish roots and traditions.  Most surveys, like the National Jewish Popula

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Thoughts on Being a Bubbie

    By Mae Rockland Tupa

    Personal narrative by a bubbie (Jewish grandmother), all of whose grandchildren are being raised as Jews, despite changes in a family complexion due to divorce and intermarriage.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Brother Born Again: A Review

    By Ronnie Friedland

    A review of Brother Born Again, a film that explores how a child brought up in a secular Jewish environment turns to Christianity after the traumatic death of his father.

    Date: 01-22-2007
  • Why We Call Them Intercultural Weddings: A Secular Humanistic Jewish Approach

    By Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    Professional advice explaining the position of Secular Humanistic Jews, who accept intermarriage as the joining of people from two different backgrounds yet similar values.

    Date: 12-05-2006
  • The Best of Our Picks

    By InterfaithFamily

    Compilation of's staff's selections for their favorite articles from 1998-2006.

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • Rashevski’s Tango Explores What Makes Someone Jewish

    By Cheryl F. Coon

    Review of film about interfaith relationships in one family and how the Holocaust affected them.  

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Thoughts on Secular Conversion: An Important Alternative to Religious Conversion

    By Dr. Yossi Beilin

    Op-ed from a prominent Israeli leader on why those who wish to be identified as Jews should be granted the right to join the Jewish people on the basis of their own self-definition--not on the definition of the Orthodox religious establishment.

    Date: 06-11-2007

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