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    What is Zionism Anyway?

    By Gil Mann

    Reprinted opinion piece defining Zionism and briefly explaining Zionist history.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Visiting Israel--a Land I Feel a Strong Bond with, but Where I am not Considered a Jew

    By Adam Case

    Personal narrative of a young man from an interfaith family describing how his experience visiting Israel was colored by his realization that, as a patrilineal Jew, he is not recognized as Jewish there.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Seeing Israel with Different Eyes--Jewish and Arab

    By Shoshana Hebshi-Holt

    Reprinted personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family--her dad is Saudi while her mom is Eastern European Jewish--and her unique Arab-Jewish-American perspective on Israel and Arab-Israeli relations.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Ruth's Inspiration

    By Hillel Halkin

    Reprinted opinon piece about two bible stories that provide alternative views of assimilation and accepting converts:  the tolerant, welcoming attitude of the story of Ruth, and the xenophobic, defensive attitude of the story of Ezra.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Reform Conversions on the Increase among Russian Immigrants

    By Abigail Radoszkowicz

    Reprinted news article about the increasing popularity of liberal (Reform and Conservative) Jewish conversions and synagogues among Russian Jews in Israel. 

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Poll: Most Secular Israelis Don’t See Intermarriage as a Problem

    By Amiram Barkat

    Reprinted news article about a poll that found only 43 percent of secular Jews in Israel see intermarriage as a problem.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    On Conversion, Jewish Law Has Many Voices

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    Reprinted professional opinion from Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College, providing textual evidence for an Orthodox view that a spouse who does not agree to closely follow halacha (Jewish religious

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Jewish, Arab MKs Slam Order to Deny Citizenship to Children of Israeli-Palestinian Couples

    By Dan Izenberg

    Reprinted news article about controversy over a new Israeli law that grants automatic citizenship to children of interfaith Israeli-Palestinian parents.

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Israelis Re-examine Russian Aliyah

    By Jessica Steinberg

    Reprinted news story about Russian Aliya/Immigration to Israel, and what this means for Israeli demographics, given that many Russian Jews are from interfaith families or have no proof that their mother is Jewish, and therefore are not, halachical

    Date: 07-27-2006

    Israelis Find Ways to Marry outside the Rabbinate

    By Michele Chabin

    Reprinted news article about how more Israelis are not having their weddings performed by an Orthodox rabbi but are going to secular or Reform or Conservative rabbis, or to outside of Israel, to be married. This is especially true of those the Orthodox do

    Date: 07-27-2006

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