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Failing to Address the Reality of Interfaith Marriage

Are interfaith families a priority for Jewish funding?

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Flying Couch, Millennials, the Holocaust & Interfaith Marriage

Founder Ed Case reflects on children of Holocaust survivors and their outlook on interfaith marraige

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Our Founder Launches Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism

Ed Case has launched a new venture aimed at spreading radical inclusion in the Jewish community

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Remembering Rachel Cowan

The Jewish world lost an extraordinary leader at the end of August when Rabbi Rachel Cowan died

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Officiation: We’re Making Progress

IFF Founder, Ed Case, says interfaith officiation practices are improving after IFF’s recent survey of clergy

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Language Shapes Reality

Ed Case curates recent news around interfaith marriage and the language we use

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Michael Chabon Didn’t Go Too Far

Michael Chabon didn’t go too far

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Revisiting the December Holidays

Founder Ed Case revisits the best of 2017’s December holiday essays

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Growing Inclusivity

Ed Case’s interfaith news roundup

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Interfaith Dating: For Those Married to Jews or in Interfaith Marriages

Personal narrative and professional advice from Ed Case, Publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, about his?thoughts and feelings about his children?s interdating.

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A New Year To Engage Interfaith Families in Jewish Life

This new Jewish year can be the start of a sustained communal effort to engage interfaith families. The New York study’s figures show that the goal of having more than 50 percent of interfaith families raise their children Jewish is within reach.

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Survey Says: InterfaithFamily.com Influences Visitors to Make Je.com

The results of InterfaithFamily.com’s most recent user survey show that the site is having a positive influence on intermarried families with children.

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What We Can Learn from Interfaith Families

Professional view from Ed Case about the Jewish choices and identities of interfaith couples and families, as collected from an InterfaithFamily.com essay contest.

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We Need a Religious Movement That Is Totally Inclusive of Jewish Families with Interfaith Married Spouses

Professional opinion piece from Ed Case about the great need for “a religious movement that would allow intermarried and unconverted non-Jews to choose complete participation in Jewish life.”

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Three Letters to the Editor of the Forward

Reprinted news article combining three letters–from the founder of InterfaithFamily.com, a professor, and the directors of Jewish Outreach Initiative saying that outreach to the intermarried does make a differenc

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The Next Big Thing Is Now: Outreach to the Intermarried

Reprinted news and professional view article by Ed Case, the publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, saying that the Jewish community needs to spend more money and attract more support in reaching out to the intermarried.

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Social Science and the Interfaith Marriage Debate

Reprinted professional view from Ed Case contrasting the anti-outreach conclusions of Sylvia Barack Fishman’s social scientific study to “other available information,” including the personal narratives collected for an essay contest b

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Letter to the Editor of The Jewish Week: Mean-Spirited Approach

Reprinted editorial article in which Ed Case, the publisher of InterfaithFamily.com criticizes the Reform Movement’s agressive push toward conversion and suggests that such a policy will alienate committed interfaith families.

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Remembering Egon Mayer

Profile of Egon Mayer, Jewish demographer and pioneer in Jewish outreach to the intermarried, at the time of his death. 

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Opening the Gates: How Proactive Conversion Can Revitalize the Jewish Community

Review of Opening the Gates:  How Proactive Conversion Can Revitalize the Jewish Community, a mostly positive  review by Ed Case, whose biggest concern is “Why couldn’t Tobin call for “proactive inclusion” instead of proacti

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My Irish Vacation

Personal narrative by Ed Case, retired founder of InterfaithFamily, about his trip to Ireland, and realization, while sitting in a Catholic church, how essential it is to make services welcoming to people of other faiths.

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Enough is Enough

Edmund Case and Micah Sachs respond to Eric Yoffie?s call for conversion and Sylvia Barack Fishman?s flawed study on converts.

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Lets Make the Language of Jewish Prayer Inclusive

The personal narrative of a man who feels that a translated ending to a morning prayer, in which one thanks God for making him or her a Jew, excludes the non-Jews of his synagogue.

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Interfaith Families Raising Jewish Children

Reprinted professional view and personal narrative of Ed Case, founder of InterfaithFamily.com about his personal and professional journey with interfaith family issues, and his call for outreach to interfaith families by American Jewish comm

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Discouraging Interfaith Marriage is Not the Way to Preserve Jewish Identity

Opinion/professional view from Ed Case criticizing an American Jewish Committee report on interfaith families for being biased against interfaith marriage.

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Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-marriage AND Welcome Interfaith Families?

Remarks at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, November 9, 2010, presented by Edmund Case, CEO of InterfaithFamily.com.

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What’s in a Name?

The personal narrative of a Jewish man in an intermarriage who chose to raise his children Jewish, although neither had a naming ceremony as babies.

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Parenting My Jewish Children in Our Interfaith Family: A Jewish Parent’s Point of View

The personal narrative of a Jewish man who worked with his non-Jewish wife to instill a strong Jewish identity in his two children.

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Why Non-Jewish Spouses Sometimes Think That Jews Are Weird

The personal narrative of a Jewish man whose wife pointed out to him that many Jews are somewhat hypocritical in feeling uncomfortable when Jews convert to another faith, but openly accepting and supporting people of other faiths who decide to convert

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I Still Say ‘Chrismukkah’ is a Bad Idea

Editorial by Ed Case, the publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, arguing against the celebration of Chrismukkah since it overlooks the important differences between Christmas and Hanukkah, and it

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The High Holy Days Through Interfaith Eyes: A Time the “Strangers in Your Camp” Are Included

Personal narrative by Ed Case about what Yom Kippur means–and has meant–to him and his interfaith family.

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Dont Write Off the Intermarried A Case for Community Outreach

Op-ed critiquing Steven Cohen’s anti-intermarriage study “A Tale of Two Jewries: The ’Inconvenient Truth’ for American Jews.”

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“Chrismukkah” is a Bad Idea

Editorial from Ed Case, the Publisher of InterfaithFamily.com, arguing that Christmukkah is a bad idea since it “could only confuse children being raised with one religious identity in an interfaith family.”

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The Passion: Learning from Interfaith Families

Review of Mel Gibson?s The Passion of the?Christ, and an exploration about how the relationships between partners in an interfaith marriage can serve as the model for the larger relationship and understanding between Christians and Jews.<

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What We Can Learn from the InterfaithFamily Network Essay Contest

Professional view from Ed Case about the Jewish choices and identities of interfaith couples and families, as collected from an InterfaithFamily.com essay contest.

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