February 28, 2006
An engaged couple decides to raise their future children as Jews, but then the non-Jewish partner wonders what, precisely, that means. Will they be teaching their children "Jewish" values? In this issue of InterfaithFamily.com's Web Magazine , we look at the values Jews try to teach--and whether those values are uniquely "Jewish."
Rabbi Lev Baesh explains the basics of a Jewish approach to teaching values. Read More
Are any values just Jewish values, Alina Adams asks? Read More
Modeling the values we want our children to learn is the best way to teach them, says Lois Shenker. Read More
Gary Goldhammer believes most values are universal. Read More
Unable to offer adequate responses to her religiously confused daughter, Joanne Catz Hartman decides to join a synagogue. Read More
Please join our online discussion on the topic: Are the values you teach your children "Jewish" values, or are they more universal?
Disagreements over whether or not to celebrate Havdalah led Andi Rosenthal to break up with her boyfriend. Read More
Arts and Entertainment
Naomi Pfefferman profiles Lisa Loeb, the subject of a new reality show on E! Read More
Olympic hockey star Mathieu Schneider is intermarried and raising Jewish children. Read More
News and Opinion
Why are more and more San Francisco-area families having lifecycle rituals performed independent of synagogues? Read More
Purim Falls on March 14 This Year
Discover Linda Morel's Purim recipes and tips on finding a mensch. Read More
Don't miss our special issue on the latest in the debate over Jewish outreach to the intermarried, on March 14.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
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How did your parents react when you told them you were raising your child in a religion different from theirs?
When your baby was born, did you feel you couldn't follow through on a previous commitment to raise your child in your partner's religion?
Did you decide not to have a baby ceremony? Or did you choose to have one?
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