Divorce entangles children in inevitable conflicts and forces them to shuttle between two different homes and sometimes, two different religions.
For most of my youth, the incomprehensible Hebrew beckoned, yet also seemed to symbolize exclusion.
Many Orthodox and Conservative Jewish leaders worried the Reform movement’s 1983 decision to affirm the children of Jewish fathers as Jews would divide the Jewish people. That doesn’t seem to have happened.
Reassessing the impact of defining who is a Jew, a quarter-century after the Reform movement decided that children with a Jewish parent of either sex were Jewish.
A Jewish writer on interfaith marriage who is married to a Catholic man thinks intermarriage for rabbis might go too far.
Why are so many Jews in interfaith marriages married to Catholics?
Reprinted opinion piece explaining why focusing on in-marriage/intermarriage is damaging to the Jewish people since it turns focus and energy toward being “a glorified matchmaking service” rather than “a source of community, meaning, ethics
Reprinted news article about the Center for Jewish Studies’ Jewish Population Survey in 2000 which describes Jewish demographics: numbers of interfaith families. Jewish Christian intermarriages, etc.
The latest sociological assertions that Jewish women are seeking Jewish partners while Jewish men aren’t fits with the author’s experience.
There is a lot more talk against outreach to interfaith families in bad economic times.
Reprinted news article about the success and replication of non-traditional outreach programs that take place in shopping malls and stores.??These programs are?designed to welcome people into Jewish traditions who would feel uncomfortable in synagogues or
The author thought that the term shiksa had fallen into disuse, but it’s still around.
The death of former Guyanan president Janet Jagan prompted thoughts about the generational differences in the experiences of Jewish women in interfaith marriages.
Reprinted news article about the great effectiveness of the Conservative movement’s Ramah sleep-away camps, based on a survey of the religious commitment and attachment to Israel of 1,273 North American teens whose families belong to Conse
Reprinted news article about how Judaism’s Conservative movement envisions its future and its main challenge: to be “simultaneously more demanding and more welcoming,” including increased emphasis on programs of outreach to the i
Even when my husband and I argue about Middle East politics, with him generally more critical than I am about things like human rights violations, I feel comfortable knowing he has a respect and affection for the place and its people that comes with havin
What’s the point of conversion, wonders Jewish Week columnist Julie Wiener, if the convert doesn’t really buy into Judaism?
The Interfaith Community teaches about Judaism and Christianity together.
Op-ed arguing that there are numerous positive portrayals of intermarriage in the Hebrew Bible.
Profile of two women who grew up in interfaith homes who are now studying to be rabbis.
Author wonders whether assigning blame for interfaith marriage in the Jewish community is really so astute.
Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman about her daughter’s difficulty in determining whether her dad is Jewish or not.
It’s easier to be a non-Jew raising Jewish children when your partner is a Jewish mother.
Personal narrative and op-ed about the fear some Jewish communal professionals have about telling their co-workers that they’re intermarried.
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on how her interfaith family keeps Christmas at arm’s length.
Article that explores how circumcision, and especially the bris ceremony, can be a controversial decision in interfaith families.
Professional advice?from rabbi who explains how his policies toward non-Jewish families regarding Bar or Bat Mitzvah and other matters have changed as he has gotten to know non-Jews who are committed to the Jewish identity of their children.
Orthodox Jews are gradually moving away from old communal norms of ostracizing intermarried relatives.
Story about how grandparents should–and should not–try to impart Judaism to their grandchildren.
News article about children from interfaith homes who are now studying to be rabbis.