Articles By Debbie Burton


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    Speaking as a (Non-)Jewish Parent

    By Debbie Burton

    At her daughter's bat mitzvah, she felt silenced by her congregation's prohibition against non-Jews speaking during services.

    Date: 05-05-2010

    No Longer Intermarried But Still Chinese

    By Debbie Burton

    Maybe it is not such a bad thing that my Chinese appearance means I can't so easily leave behind the fact that I was previously intermarried.

    Date: 02-22-2010

    The Only Year We Had a Christmas Tree

    By Debbie Burton

    Her husband's openness to having a Christmas tree made the difference in her decision to make a Jewish home.

    Date: 12-04-2009

    A Tale of Two Immersions

    By Debbie Burton

    When I accompanied my children to their conversion, I felt excluded. Many years later, when I became a Jew, I felt warmly welcomed.

    Date: 08-14-2009

    Standing Up and Being Counted

    By Debbie Burton

    In college, Debbie's only connection to Judaism was her boyfriend. At her 25th reunion, she was Jewish, and she wanted all her Jewish college classmates to know.

    Date: 06-29-2009

    Do As I Say, Not as I Do

    By Debbie Burton

    Debbie is studying for conversion, and thinks her 15-year-old Jewish daughter shouldn't date non-Jews.

    Date: 04-23-2009

    The Unofficial Member

    By Debbie Burton

    She was stunned to discover that the Jewish community that welcomed her warmly did not consider her a member.

    Date: 11-24-2008

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