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July 20, 2010

Please join Pathways: The Interfaith Family Network of Greater Atlanta for a night of craft making, fine wine and cheese, and great company! You will have an opportunity to make a Judaic piece of art from mezuzahs to Kiddush cups, and so much more.



 



 

June 22, 2010

Dear Friend,

This is my last electronic newsletter for InterfaithFamily.com! I've learned so much from all of you and deeply appreciate having had the chance to write, and edit others' writing, about some of life's largest questions: religion, life-cycle milestones and identity. As I move on to other opportunities, I'll keep many of the people I met through this work in my heart and in my life. You can still reach me through IFF's Network, so keep in touch.

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willow treeInterfaith Family Tree

Genealogy researcher Cynthia Spikell explains How to Meet Your Great-Great-Grandparents: Filling In Your Interfaith Family Tree.

Alina Adams' children are Jewish African-Americans--something neither their father nor she ever were. She transmits family history in Branch vs. Branch: A Mixed Family Tree.

Kentucky race horseInterfaith Dating

Easter in Kentucky with her new boyfriend--Lindsey Silken thought it would be fun, but in retrospect wonders how she didn't know what she was getting herself into, in Hunting for Answers, Not Eggs.

Death and Mourning

From our partners at www.myjewishlearning.com, How Jews Mourn is a video about how Jews really deal with death and dying, and how their non-Jewish partners can be supportive.

LodzInterfaith Families in the News

After White House correspondent Helen Thomas was caught on video saying she thought the Jews should get out of Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland, I wrote a blog post called Back to Poland about what life is like there for the remnant of Jews, nearly all of whom are children of interfaith marriage.

Ed Case was relieved to see Something Positive About Intermarriage, For a Change in the New York Times. He was also glad about A Jewish Leader Who Gets It and a recent story by Julie Wiener about our friend Rabbi David Gruber.

Scarlett Johansson in A View from the BridgeArts and Entertainment

He went to a Jewish day school in Toronto, where some kids called him "schwartze." Now, as he becomes famous, "..the same kids that made fun of me are super proud [of me] now. And they act as if nothing happened." Read more in Drake Graham, Black Jewish Hip-Hip Star by Amos Barshad.

I loved watching a video of children of intermarriage Daniel Radcliffe and Scarlett Johansson at the Tony Awards.

In Nate Bloom's latest,Interfaith Celebrities We Admire, he muses on DanRad, ScarJo and Drake, and how we do or don't identify celebrities as Jews.

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Ruth Abrams, Managing Editor

 

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