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    The Open Door: 25 Years After Patrilineal Descent

    By Julie Wiener

    Reassessing the impact of defining who is a Jew, a quarter-century after the Reform movement decided that children with a Jewish parent of either sex were Jewish.

    Date: 10-28-2009

    Making A 'Right Turn' On Intermarriage

    By Rabbi David Lerner

    Over time, I have come to appreciate more and more the devotion of the dozens of intermarried couples among the 535 families at the Conservative synagogue I lead.

    Date: 10-12-2009

    An Israel Encounter: One Couple's Story

    By Shira and Thomas Johnson

    A trip to Israel with a group of other interfaith couples from Atlanta changed their lives as individuals, as a couple and as a family.

    Date: 10-05-2009

    Standing on Chairs: My Journey as a Hebrew School Teacher

    By Morissa S. Fregeau

    I learned, first from my husband and later as a Hebrew school teacher to have patience with questions and tolerance when the answers provoked more questions.

    Date: 09-21-2009

    More than a Play

    By Jeffrey Grover

    A play on interfaith marriage has become a great vehicle for promoting discussion and awareness of the issues facing interfaith families.

    Date: 09-09-2009

    A Good Role Model

    By Marlena Thompson

    She coordinated Judaic Studies for a Jewish day school, and never realized that some of the parents thought less of her because she was in an interfaith marriage.

    Date: 08-12-2009

    A Letter to My Congregants

    By Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

    A congregational rabbi shared his letter to his congregation explaining his change in position on officiating at interfaith marriages.

    Date: 08-06-2009

    Economic Downturn Puts Pinch on Interfaith Outreach Efforts

    By Cara Nissman

    Only a small percentage of funding for Jewish outreach over the past two decades has gone toward attracting interfaith families. Tough economic times coupled with the aftershocks of the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme debacle have only made matters worse f

    Date: 07-17-2009

    Conservative Judaism Soft-Pedals Conversion In Outreach to Interfaith Families

    By Stewart Ain

    The Conservative movement in Judaism thought encouraging non-Jewish partners in interfaith families to convert was the best way to do outreach. They don't think so anymore.

    Date: 07-10-2009

    The Last Taboo: Intermarried Rabbis

    By Julie Wiener

    A Jewish writer on interfaith marriage who is married to a Catholic man thinks intermarriage for rabbis might go too far.

    Date: 06-25-2009

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