A Jewish genealogy expert gives an introduction to the tools for researching your family history.
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!
The baby-naming was everything she’d hoped: it was fully Jewish and honored her Catholic husband and his family.
Thinking things through and negotiating was important to their relationship. The issue of circumcision was a lot more difficult to negotiate than others.
There are no rules in the Jewish tradition for how to name a child. Jews from different parts of the world follow different, sometimes contrary practices.
Op-ed from the head of the Reform movement’s mohel-training program on the health benefits of circumcision.
A personal narrative from a Reform-trained mohel explaining how he performs brits and sharing some unusual stories.
Readings for naming ceremonies for Jewish or interfaith babies.
Ideas for introducing an interfaith Jewish birth ceremony.
The traditional birth ceremony blessings–for bris, brit, simchat bat–for Jewish children from interfaith families.