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Judaism without Peoplehood?

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October 28 7:30 p.m.

Converts and Apostates: Judaism without Peoplehood? a six-part series taught by Rabbi Ethan Tucker, will discuss the tension between Jewishness as a familial, ethnic identity and Judaism as a set of religious practices. This fascinating class is offered by our latest Network member, Mechon Hadar, at the West End Synagogue.



October 13, 2009

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kids in schoolInterfaith Dating

Poor Amanda Martignetti. She wasn't prepared. Where was the Italian bread? Where was the antipasto platter? She was never going to fit in to the family of this boy she really, really loved. Read more in You Eat That? Eww. I Mean That's Interesting.

Sam Jacobs had good reasons for his resolution not to date non-Jews. Read what they were, and how he broke them, in Preservation.


Before they touched down in Israel, Thomas Johnson didn't understand what the big deal was, why his wife Shira felt so connected to the place. Read more in An Israel Encounter: One Couple's Story. If you live in Atlanta like the Johnsons, learn more about The Israel Encounter, the trip for interfaith couples that changed their lives.

In the aftermath of the MASA "Lost Jews" ad campaign, Ed Case suggests What Israelis--and Americans?--need to know about intermarriage in North America.

JPS Illustrated Children's BibleJudaism and Other Religions

One of IFF's writers, Charlotte Gordon, just published The Woman Who Named God, a new adult rereading of the story of Abraham that offers insight into Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Read Jennifer Willis' review, A Troubling Love Triangle.

I was glad to see that Catholic-Jewish relations took a turn for the better with a  reopening of dialogue as I wrote in Can We Talk?


right turn road signConservative Judaism and Interfaith Families

Rabbi David Lerner, a leading Conservative rabbi, has changed his approach toward interfaith families, finding new ways to be welcoming that are consonant with Jewish law, as he writes in Making a 'Right Turn' on Intermarriage.

Julianne MarguliesArts and Entertainment

Interfaith Celebrities are Gleeful, and so is Nate Bloom about the Broadway-esque numbers and the actors and characters from Jewish and interfaith families on this new musical TV show.

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