The Identity Dance: Actress Michelle St. John Used Personal Experiences as a Jewish Indian for Her Latest Role

Article about Sherman Alexie?s film about a gay Indian poet who falls in love with a Jewish woman, The Business of Fancydancing.? The film?features actress/singer Michelle St. John who is of Jewish and Christian Indian descent.

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Death and Mourning

Resources on Death and Mourning.

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Don’t Sweat the Jewish Stuff

A mother worries whether her non-Jewish family and friends will feel comfortable at her son’s bar mitzvah.

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Coming Full Circle

A personal narrative of a woman who researches Judaism before agreeing to raise her child Jewish and then decides to convert herself.

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Jewish Burial and Mourning Practice for Relatives Who Are Not Jewish

Professional view in which rabbi discusses the issues that may come up for interfaith families around death and dying and offers a Reform perspective on how to handle them.

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The Unwritten Rule of Pregnancy and Cemeteries

Jessie didn’t know there was a Jewish superstition about being pregnant at a funeral until her mother died and had to figure out what to do.

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Saying the Kaddish for My Christian Mother

A Jewish woman discusses the difficulty of mourning for her Christian mother

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All Who Are Hungry, Come And Eat

My mom was a big feeder of people. When I started dating Rachel, whose parents and siblings were scattered across the globe, I think my mom felt the need to feed her, too. That’s how they bonded.

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Interfaith Curveballs: Issues I Hadn’t Anticipated

Personal narrative from a Protestant man describing how he and his wife had worked out many big interfaith issues before getting married, yet also describing some of the many issues they’ve realized they had initially overlooked

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Conversion, Shared Spirituality and the Memorial Prayer

After the author converted to Judaism, shared experiences and art helped her connect to her mother’s spirituality and, ultimately, led to a beautiful and moving funeral.

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