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.
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 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 Staci Kennedy
A personal narrative from a woman who was told she couldnít hold a standard†bris at her Conservative synagogue because her non-Jewish husband isnít allowed on the bimah when the ark is open.
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 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.
By Ron Li-Paz
Personal narrative from a cantor about how he emphasized the psychological aspects of the Jewish funeral service as he helped an interfaith family cope with the loss of their n
By Rabbi Michael Zimmerman
Professional view that illustrates the importance of discussing death and dying rituals in interfaith families so that congregations and survivors are prepared to bury and commemorate loved ones. The author also commends Jewish congregations
By Aliza Hausman
A Dominican-American convert to Judaism discusses people's disbelief over her marriage to a white Jewish man.
By Tracy Boriskin
Personal narrative by a young woman whose Jewish parents divorced following a financial crisis, and whose father has recently re-married a formerly evangelical Christian woman who cares less about material possessions than his first wife did.