Welcoming Initiates to Judaism: Why I Prefer the Term Initiation

A rabbi’s reflection of conversion and his desire that it be called “initiation” since today’s socieity allows people to practice the Jewish faith while remaining connected to his or her family of origin.

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Of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Parents who are not Jewish

Professional advice from a rabbi who explains how his policies toward interfaith families regarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah and other matters have changed as he has gotten to know people who are not Jewish, but are committed to the Jewish identity of their children.

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