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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Baby Naming

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.

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Does Circumcision Reduce the Risk of Contracting HIV?

Op-ed from the head of the Reform movement’s mohel-training program on the health benefits of circumcision.

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Interfaith Families for Whom I Have Performed a Brit Milah

A personal narrative from a Reform-trained mohel explaining how he performs brits and sharing some unusual stories.

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Naming

Readings for naming ceremonies for Jewish or interfaith babies.

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Sample Introductions to Ceremony

Ideas for introducing an interfaith Jewish birth ceremony.

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Traditional Birth Ceremony Blessings

The traditional birth ceremony blessings–for bris, brit, simchat bat–for Jewish children from interfaith families.

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