Renewal Judaism

An introduction to Renewal Judaism, its practices and beliefs and views on intermarriage and conversion.

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MetaMaus: Look Inside a Classic

Reviewing MetaMaus, an inside look at the making of, and lives that have impacted/been impacted by, Art Spiegelman’s Maus.

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The Welcoming Community We Created

We created a Jewish community that is welcoming and inclusive of all, and have tips on how you can too.

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How One Phone Call Helped Me Convert to Judaism

Charlotte thought she was only sort of Jewish, but her friend Dale thought she belonged at the Shabbat table.

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A Christian Mother’s Jewish Prayers for Her Unborn Son

A Christian mother’s hopes and concerns for her baby, whom she and her Jewish husband will raise as a Jew.

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Choosing a Religion

Not picking one religious identity for your children gives them responsibility for a hard decision you, as an adult, don’t want to make.

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Because Their Children Are Jewish

A researcher discusses her research on intermarriage and non-Jewish women who raise Jewish children.

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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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Finding My Voice

At her daughter’s bat mitzvah, she felt silenced by her congregation’s prohibition against those who are not Jewish speaking during services.

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The Bat Mitzvah Gift

Like most parents, I wanted my daughter to have what I had not. In my case, that meant a sense of being grounded in a particular community and tradition.

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