By Tamara Reese When my family moved to Pittsburgh, my son was 10 weeks old and my husband was entering into a grueling six-year medical residency. Though we’re not Orthodox, he found us an apartment smack dab in the middle of the eruv—a ritual enclosure some Jewish communities use to allow residents to carry certain […]
InterfaithFamily lost a very dear friend, and the broader Jewish world an outstanding leader, when Arthur Obermayer died yesterday. I’m not sure what Arthur is best known for in the Jewish world. It could be the Obermayer German-Jewish History Awards, given annually to several Germans (not Jewish themselves) to recognize their efforts to preserve Jewish […]
A woman’s daughter is dating someone not Jewish and her friends are not supportive. What should she do?
A Q&A reprinted from The Forward’s Seesaw Column
Personal narrative about an interfaith friendship where each partner taught the other why their holiday–Christmas or Hanukkah–was uniqe and important, and both learned to sympathize with the other’s December stresses and joys.
Review of the film Keeping the Faith, a story of a girl, a rabbi, a priest, and the friendships and romances between them.
Review of Good Harbor by Anita Diamant, which traces the surprise friendship between two adult Jewish women.