Articles By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat


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    Finding a Home

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who looked for, and eventually found, a Jewish spiritual home in a synagogue that welcomed her and her non-Jewish husband both as members.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Is Judaism Necessarily Insular?

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative telling a woman’s thoughts about how to make Judaism less insular and the synagogue environment more welcoming, prompted by the frustration her non-Jewish husband felt at a Conservative Shabbat service.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Negotiating Identities: Queer Interfaith Couples Share their Stories

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    General information about interfaith gay and lesbian couples and their seeming nonchalance about being interfaith, an identity which is trumped by their queer identity.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    Three Tu Bishvat Haggadot

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Haggadahs for Tu Bishvat, aimed at little kids, children, and teens / adults.

    Date: 01-20-2012

    Up the Spiral

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    The personal narrative of a woman who fell in love with Judaism after reading a book, but nearly lost her faith when rabbis refused to marry her and her non-Jewish partner.

    Date: 06-08-2007

    Navigating Jordan

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative about a Jewish American woman’s trip to Jordan with her Christian husband, the stereotypes and fears she arrived with, and the pleasant surprises that marked her stay.

    Date: 12-19-2006

    December Holidays at Our House

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative about an intermarried couple that celebrates both holidays, and other things, equally.

    Date: 08-08-2006

    Writing Our Own Hagaddah

    By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    Personal narrative about an intermarried woman who writes a hagaddah with friends so that she, her husband, and their friends will all feel comfortable with the seder.

    Date: 08-07-2006

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