Articles By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

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    Cutting and Covenant: How I Decided Whether Or Not To Circumcise My Sons

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    When I birthed my first son, less than six months after graduating from rabbinical school, I felt extreme ambivalence about cutting his beautiful body. I knew that our ancestors had enacted this ritual for thousands of years, that it was a ritual sanctified in tradition and embedded in the hearts of Jews through the ages, and that Jewish men had even died because of their marked bodies.

    Date: 11-14-2012

    A Choice

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional view by a rabbi about a couple in an interfaith support group she counsels, and the choice they face since each wants to raise children in his/her religion.

    Date: 08-21-2007

    Interfaith Divorce, a Life Passage That It Is Possible to Do Well

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional view on the importance of avoiding power struggles (that sometimes manifest as religion struggles) in interfaith divorces.

    Date: 07-26-2007

    The Best Gift for Your Unborn Children

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    A rabbi shares her view on interfaith families raising children with exposure to each parent’s religious background.

    Date: 07-24-2007

    Talking about Baby Jesus

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice article advising intermarried families not to be afraid to discuss Jesus with their children and to explain that each parent thinks differently about him.

    Date: 11-30-2006

    Can I Trust That My Interfaith Partner Will Really Raise the Kids Jewish?

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice by a rabbi about how the twenties are both the time of greatest exploration and instability religiously, and the "peak years for mating".

    Date: 11-16-2006

    The Passover Invitation: An Inclusive Approach to Passover

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice about discussion questions that will engage non-Jews in a Passover seder

    Date: 08-07-2006

    Welcoming a Non-Jewish Person into the Family

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice from a rabbi about how families are constantly changing, and the introduction of a non-Jewish family member should be seen as an opportunity to learn more about  Jewish tradition in order to answer his/her questions.

    Date: 08-03-2006

    Preventing Interfaith Problems

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional view from a rabbi counseling communication before interfaith conflicts arise.

    Date: 06-23-2006

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