Orthodox Judaism

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

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Reconstructionist Judaism

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

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Reform Judaism

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

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Mourner’s Kaddish as a Source of Comfort

Each year on the anniversary of her father’s death, she feels the strength of the Jewish community supporting her through her grief

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MetaMaus: Look Inside a Classic

Reviewing MetaMaus, an inside look at the making of, and lives that have impacted/been impacted by, Art Spiegelman’s Maus.

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How One Phone Call Helped Me Convert to Judaism

Charlotte thought she was only sort of Jewish, but her friend Dale thought she belonged at the Shabbat table.

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A Christian Mother’s Jewish Prayers for Her Unborn Son

A Christian mother’s hopes and concerns for her baby, whom she and her Jewish husband will raise as a Jew.

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How Two Baby Naming Ceremonies Helped a Jew-By-Choice Come to Terms With Her Catholic Parents

A personal narrative about the author’s daughters’ naming ceremonies bringing her closer to her Catholic family.

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Review of The Choosing by Andrea Myers

A review of Andrea Myers’s memoir,

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Does It Hurt?

Hatafat dam brit, letting of a drop of blood, is performed on a male convert to Judaism who has already had a circumcision. But what does it entail?

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