Finding My Place in the Preschool Jew Crew
I had a very interesting day yesterday. It started with a phone interview with a graduate student in journalism writing a story about Jewish-Muslim relationships. She had a Jewish parent and a Muslim parent herself, and was involved with a group of young Jewish-Muslim couples. She told me that some of them had decided to […]
Susanna struggles to feel accepted in the Jewish community as the partner who is not Jewish, while she simultaneously struggles against anti-Semitism.
This is kind of exciting: we start a new (secular) year on the calendar and start a new book of the Bible, Exodus or Sh’mot which in Hebrew means “[These Are the] Names,” taken from the opening phrase of the book. The book begins with a very short history of how the Children of Israel […]
A new take on an old spiritual practice, designed to rid you of Jewish anxiety and feelings of exclusion from the Jewish community.
A man’s reflection on a Bat Mitzvah he attended where the girl’s mother had converted to Judaism and non-Jewish family members were present at the service.
A woman recalls her father-in-law’s past and reflects upon changes in society with respect to Jews and interfaith couples.
The personal narrative of a man who feels that a translated ending to a morning prayer, in which one thanks God for making him or her a Jew, excludes the non-Jews of his synagogue.
Professional view from a rabbi defending his and his synagogue’s policy to welcome non-Jewish partners in interfaith marriages, but prohibit them from participating in ritual practices.
Professional view from Ed Case about the Jewish choices and identities of interfaith couples and families, as collected from an InterfaithFamily.com essay contest.