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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A Conversation with Julia Schulman, Mother of Two Daughters Adopted from China

Interview with a woman raising two adopted Chinese-American daughters describing how she converted them to Judaism directly upon their arrival in the states.

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Circumcision: A Jewish Inquiry

Opinion piece explaining the risk, pain, and changing significance of circumcision, and arguing that opposition to the practice?is founded in Jewish principles such as

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Helping Couples Cope with the Bris/Baptism Question

A professional view urging interfaith couples to pick a bris or baptism, and to realize that not having a baptism doesn’t mean the child is disconnected from the non-Jewish parent.

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Our Special Angel: Adopting Chloe’

Personal narrative by a Jewish woman who is raising her husband’s children from a prior marriage and an adopted daughter from Guatemala, who cannot imagine loving any children–biological or not–more than she loves hers.

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Shehecheyanu

The shehecheyanu prayer in Hebrew, and the shehecheyanu prayer in English.

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NPR Host Scott Simon: Riding on Airwaves

Profile of a National Public Radio host Scott Simon, who adopted an Asian girl and whose mother was Catholic and father was Jewish.

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