Articles By Andi Rosenthal

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    Orpah: A Shout-Out for Shavuot

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The story of Ruth is so often used to show that welcoming "strangers," converts, is ingrained in Jewish text.  This test also includes the story of Orpah, however, who turned back and did not join the Jews.

    Date: 04-15-2013

    Balancing the Books

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative from a Jew-by-choice who sometimes feels more Catholic than Jewish, especially when the High Holidays remind her of elements of Catholicism that bothered her.

    Date: 08-01-2012

    At the Crossroads

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Her relatives didn't realize that they had invited her to witness their marriage in church on the Day of Atonement.

    Date: 10-08-2008

    Sinai At Sea

    By Andi Rosenthal

    She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?

    Date: 06-09-2008

    Three Days of Shiva and a Catholic Mass

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Her father had jettisoned his Judaism; she converted to reclaim it. Now he was dead--how would she mourn him?

    Date: 04-30-2008

    She Wanted You to Have It -- A Young Adult Novel of Jewish Identity

    By Andi Rosenthal

    A young adult novel describes a 12-year-old child of interfaith marriage coming to terms with the death of her Jewish grandmother.

    Date: 03-13-2008

    Goya’s Ghosts: The Politics of Portraiture

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Review of Goya’s Ghosts, about a woman jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for suspicion of being a "judaizer."

    Date: 08-13-2007

    Justice, Justice Begins at Home

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The personal narrative of a politically active woman of interfaith families who attributes her activism to the values both parents taught her and links those values to Judaism.

    Date: 08-09-2007

    Honoring My Mother

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The personal narrative of a woman trying to choose a Hebrew name for her conversion, while honoring both her Jewish and non-Jewish family.

    Date: 08-08-2007

    A Joyful Noise

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The personal narrative of a woman who ran into difficulties due to inaccurate inferences based on her last name.

    Date: 07-23-2007

    Night and Fog

    By Andi Rosenthal

    The personal narrative of a woman who was raised Catholic, but had a Jewish father, and her experience taking classes about the Holocaust during college.

    Date: 06-14-2007

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