Q&A with Anita Diamant on The Jewish Wedding Now

Q&A with Anita Diamant on The Jewish Wedding Now

Hear what Anita Diamant has to say about her new book, The Jewish Wedding Now

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Advice for Assimilated Family Reunions

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 […]

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Falling in Love…with Family

My friend’s daughter is dating someone from a different faith and her grandparents are upset. The daughter called me and asked for advice. We talked about how people often participate in religion because of guilt or shame. For today’s society, guilt or pressure from families no longer works. In America, where everything is marketed so […]

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Naming William

A mom explains Jewish baby-naming customs as she explains how she and her husband chose their baby’s name.

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How Marranos, Conversos, and Crypto Jews Celebrate Passover in Italy

A brief history of Jewish communities in southern Italy and their Passover customs/traditions.

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Issues Specific to Jewish-Muslim, Jewish-Hindu and Jewish-Buddhist Weddings

Here are a few resources for some of the more frequently occurring interfaith weddings other than Jewish-Christian weddings.

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Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family

InterfaithFamily/Chicago has a new free, joyful and spiritual parenting resource called Raising a Child with Judaism in Your Interfaith Family. This resource includes educational essays, fun family activities, personal narratives, and more for interfaith parents.

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How to Be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guest: Now That You’ve Been Invited, A Guide to the Synagogue Service

Reprint of a St. Louis rabbi?s professional?advice about dos and don?ts when invited to a bar mitzvah. Reprint.

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The Whys and Wherefores of Being Jewish Review of The Jewish Book of Why

Review of The Jewish Book of Why, by Alfred J. Kolatch, a compendium of questions and answers regarding Jewish customs, culture, and spirituality.

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Two Books That Teach about Judaism

Reviews of Tastes of Jewish Tradition, by Jody Hirsh et al, and Look What I See! Where Can I Be? AT THE SYNAGOGUE, by Dia L. Michels, reference works for those seeking answers to questions about Jewish holidays, ritual, and going to synag

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