A Jew-by-Choice’s Perspective on Her Teenage Daughter’s Interdating

Personal narrative?in which a Jew-by-choice shares how she handles the topic of interdating with her teenage daughter.

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Planning My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah as a Jew-by-Choice

Personal narrative about the complications a Jew-by-choice faced when dealing with her Catholic family regarding her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

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Mourning My Presbyterian Mother as a Jew-by-Choice

Personal narrative of a Jew-by-choice describing her Episcopalian mother’s Catholic funeral and the confusing feelings of comfort she found in recalling childhood memories of Catholic ritual. 

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How I Used My Christmas Tree Decorations to Light Up My Sukkah

Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice who used her Christmas decorations and ornaments to adorn her family?s sukkah, and make it her own, comfortable space.

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We Called It a Marriage Renewal

The personal narrative of a woman who renewed her wedding vows with her husband on their 18th anniversary in a traditional Jewish ceremony.

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Behind the Wheel

Personal narrative from an intermarried non-Jewish woman who finds a place for Jewish prayer when taking her daughter out for a driving lesson.

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But I Did All the Right Things

The personal narrative of a woman who had to accept that her daughter wanted to think about what being a Jew really meant to her before she was willing to be confirmed.

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An Empty Nest In A New Tree

Though her daughter is in college and they have left their beloved synagogue, Paula and her husband continue to build a Jewish life together.

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Like Abraham or Sodom?

Op-ed from a convert arguing why and how the Jewish community should be welcoming to outsiders.

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Confronting Anti-Semitism: If I Don’t Respond, Who Will?

Personal narrative from an intermarried woman describing her journey toward being more–and possibly overly–sensitive about anti-Semitic remarks she hears, and her efforts to educate about the dangers of anti-Semitism.

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