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enewsletter 2-19-08

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Feb. 19, 2008

Dear Friend,

This past week, love was in the air. It was also online. Our newest articles are all about love, romance and sex.



He's in business school at Yale. She's in law school in New York. Find out how Erin Russ and Matt Scherzer plan their wedding despite living 80 miles apart, in Rationing Minutes: Maintaining a Long-Distance Interfaith Relationship.

Jewish men see her only as marriage material. Non-Jewish men see her only as a fling. Which is worse? Read Jodie Gerson's Rabbinical School is Ruining My Love Life.

Everything was great in Yolanda and Arel's relationship, until Arel started becoming more religious. Will their love survive his turn to tradition? Read more in My Orthodox Boyfriend, by Yolanda Febles.


Love, Marriage, Communication

The summer of 1974: the president resigned, they fell in love. Read the sweet story of Chuck Andelman's first encounter with his Southern Baptist wife in How Richard Nixon Brought Us Together.



A Jewish man learns about the traditional Jewish wedding contract, in Our Interfaith Ketubah, by Steve Bondell.



Tim McMahon and his Jewish wife made decisions about their children based on what was right for their family--not based on what relatives might think. Read more in Being Honest With Ourselves.


Arts and Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis leads the list of nominees who are Jewish--or who at least have some Jewish background. Read more in Interfaith Celebrities: There Will Be (Jewish) Blood at the Oscars.


What's New on the Blogs

We've blogged about Jews learning about Christianity (for a change), Definitely, Maybe, and two very funny Jewish moms.

Do You YouTube?

Share your talent for a chance to win $2,500 or other cash prizes.

We're holding a video contest, looking for your most insightful, most educational, funniest, most creative short videos about interfaith family life. The last date to enter is April 30, and winners will be decided by a panel of judges. For information on rules, requirements and all available prizes, visit /videocontest. Questions? Email


Micah Sachs, Managing Editor

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The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach." A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.) Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
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