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  • Intermarriage Poses Challenges Even at the End of Life

    By Marilyn Silverstein

    Reprint professional advice article interviewing religious and lay eaders about how they negotiate death and burial rites and rituals for interfaith families, including Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform opinions.  Al

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Defining Birthright: Finding Personal Meaning

    By Inna Livitz

    Personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family who felt conflicted about her Russian and Jewish identities when she departed for birthright israel, but who returned feeling that her Jewish identity was her "birt

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Help Is at Hand! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    By Cheryl F. Coon

    Review of a book that helps people plan their childís bar or bat mitzvah, and that specifically addresses the needs and questions of interfaith families.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: Reflections on Being Part of An Interfaith Family

    By Rabbi Reena Waseman Judd

    Personal narrative about a rabbi who married a Jew-by-choice, and is extremely close with her husband’s family although the couple is raising their children Jewish and don’t participate in his extended family’s Christian holiday celebrat

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • One Interfaith Mother's View

    By Susan Katz Miller

    A personal narrative of a mother who has decided to instill her children with Jewish education, despite the fact that they have only a Jewish grandfather and raising them Christian and often seen as the logical choice.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • My Jewpanese Wedding

    By Paul Golin

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man about his attempts to include his wife’s Japanese culture in their interfaith wedding, held at a synagogue.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Conservative Jews and Intermarriage: A New Resource

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Book review of Let’s Talk about it:  A Book of Support and Guidence for Families Experiencing Intermarriage and for Synagogue Leadership, describing the Conservative movement’s stance and thoughts on intermarriage and interfaith families&

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Interfaith Families and the High Holidays: Tips on Preventing Marital Tension

    By Roberta Calderone

    Professional advice†about the need for open communication and compromise about celebrating the High Holidays as an interfaith couple.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Conversion in Israel: New Developments

    By Sharon Ashley

    Reprinted news article about an Israeli Supreme Court decision ruling that Jews-by-choice that had Reform and Conservative conversions are recognized as full citizens of Israel, and all legal rights, including the Law of Return, apply to them (the Orth

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • On Patrilineal Descent: An Informed Reform Jew's Lament

    By Robert Lappin

    Opinion piece from a Reform congregant who is upset over new Reform guidelines that define a Jew not by lineage, but rather by life cycle events and Jewish communal participation.

    Date: 07-25-2006

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