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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Samantha Caitlyn Kennedy's Jewish Baby Naming

    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.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fitting Tribute: An Interfaith Funeral

    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

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Providing Comfort to ALL Who Mourn

    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

    Date: 07-10-2006

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