By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am having a family reunion. Half of the youngest generation has married people of other backgrounds. How can I use this opportunity to educate the Jewish members of my family about their heritage? And also to help those who do not currently identify as Jewish to understand how important […]
By Lela Casey As the only Jewish kid in my small town in Pennsylvania, Christmas was the loneliest time of year. Most of my classmates, and even some of my teachers, were almost entirely unfamiliar with Judaism. Perhaps if I’d been braver, I could have explained to them why I felt uncomfortable singing “Christ […]
The personal narrative of a Jewish man who married a Catholic woman, raised his children as Catholic, and returned to Judaism later in his life.
The personal narrative of a man who realizes that many Jewish communities are too focused on only issues related to Judaism and Israel, rather than on global and local issues.
Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.
Review of Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry by Samuel G. Freedman, a recent history of the fall of the ethnic Eastern-European collective Jewish identity, and what Judaism looks like in America today.
Reprinted professional view from the chancellor and president of the Faculties at the Jewish Theological Seminary relating his experience and thoughts about intermarriage, including the need to be welcoming, supportive, and understanding of the in