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After 25 Years of No, Now I Say Yes

After 25 years of no, now I say yes

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Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder?

Professional view from a rabbi describing, simply, the scholarsihp on whether The Last Supper was a Passover seder–it seems that it?wasn?t.

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Thanksgiving: A Harvest Festival with Roots in Sukkot

Personal narrative and general information about the connection between Sukkot and Thanksgiving.

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A Rabbi’s Perspective on the Subtle Issues That Can Arise in an Interfaith Marriage

Professional view about the conflicts and controversies couples face, which derive partially from personal choice and opinion, and  partially from cultural/religious upbringing.

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Talking about Your Religious Beliefs: Advice to Interfaith Couples

Advice on how interfaith couples should go about discussing their religions and God, including learning about your partner?s faith before speaking about religion with him or her and being honest with your partner throughout the conversation.

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The Pain of the Outsider

A personal narrative about group discussion of the film Mixed Blessings, about choosing how to raise children religiously in an interfaith family.

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Why I Do Not Officiate at Interfaith Marriages

Professsional view from a Reform rabbi about why he does not officiate at interfaith weddings:  he sees the Jewish wedding ceremony as a particularly Jewish ritual, and  “For a non-Jew to perform those rites or speak those words would be akin

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