I Don’t Want To Be Jewish Anymore

In this reprint from the Seesaw, Ruth Nemzoff responds to a question about conversion: what if you want to convert back?

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Saying the Kaddish for My Christian Mother

Saying the Kaddish for My Christian Mother

A Jewish woman discusses the difficulty of mourning for her Christian mother

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Sinai At Sea

She was happy to take her recently widowed mother on a cruise, but did it have to be on such a meaningful Jewish holiday?

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If the Book of Ruth Were Written Today

If the Book of Ruth, text customarily studied on Shavuot, were written with today’s interfaith couples in mind…

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“My Dad Converted” and Other Questions

How do we talk to teens about religion? About their religious identity? About their parent’s conversion?

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We Should Acknowledge Their Sacrifice

At Christmastime, these righteous and generous partners in our midst are reminded of what they have given up. This year, let us acknowledge their contribution to strengthening our people. Let’s remember to say thank you, not to take their involvement for granted.

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Conversion, Shared Spirituality and the Memorial Prayer

After the author converted to Judaism, shared experiences and art helped her connect to her mother’s spirituality and, ultimately, led to a beautiful and moving funeral.

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Going Under, Letting Go

Why a patrilineal Jew decided to formally convert to Judaism (go to the mikveh, go before a beit din) even though she already felt Jewish.

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Same-Sex, Interfaith and Procreating

For two moms from different religious backgrounds, does the sperm donor’s religion make a difference? Should it?

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Conservative Judaism

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

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