How to Meet Your Great-Great-Grandparents: Filling In Your Interfaith Family Tree

A Jewish genealogy expert gives an introduction to the tools for researching your family history.

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Baby Name Accord: Somewhere Between Shlomo And Gustav

I felt incredibly accomplished. Here we, an interfaith couple, had successfully navigated the baby name minefield, despite our vastly different backgrounds and beliefs. Hooray for us!

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A Baby-Naming That Made Me Cry: Olivia’s Ceremony

The baby-naming was everything she’d hoped: it was fully Jewish and honored her Catholic husband and his family.

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Turning Off the Autopilot

Thinking things through and negotiating was important to their relationship. The issue of circumcision was a lot more difficult to negotiate than others.

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Blessings Over Bread and Wine

Kiddush, the Hebrew blessing over the wine, and Hamotzi, the Hebrew blessing over bread.

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Dual Identity, Double the Questions: It’s Not Easy Being Jewish and Chinese

Article on Asian children growing up in Jewish families and the challenges they face reconciling their dual identities.

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International Adoption and Interfaith Families

Article featuring interviews with several interfaith families who have adopted children from Asia and how these children feel about their cultural and religious identity.

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Sample Readings for Ceremonies for Boys and Girls

Ideas for sample readings for a bris or circumcision or other Jewish birth or baby-naming ceremony.

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Welcome to the World, Baby Boy!

We created a welcoming ceremony for our baby boy with the help of a humanist rabbi.

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The Clash of Religion: A Sister’s Point of View

Personal narrative by a Jewish woman who knew nothing about her intermarried brother’s plans for his children’s religious upbringing until she recieved an invitation to a baptism, and she and her mother feel angry and upset.

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