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.
Interview with a woman raising two adopted Chinese-American daughters describing how she converted them to Judaism directly upon their arrival in the states.
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
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.
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.
The shehecheyanu prayer in Hebrew, and the shehecheyanu prayer in English.
Profile of a National Public Radio host Scott Simon, who adopted an Asian girl and whose mother was Catholic and father was Jewish.