Let’s Stop Judging Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Jewish Observance

It was all over the news. “Ivanka and Jared can ride in cars on inauguration Shabbat” proclaimed the New York Post on Thursday, January 19. “Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Get Rabbinic Pass to Ride in Car on Inauguration Shabbat” said a headline in The Forward. All of my friends were talking about this and posting about […]

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Late 2016 Round-up: Major Convening, Major Research… What’s Next?

The following blog post has been reprinted with permission from Edmund Case, Founder of InterfaithFamily: edmundcase.com. I think it’s safe to say that we would all have to agree that an awful lot has happened in the past two months. That includes developments in the field of engaging interfaith families Jewishly, which I summarize here. […]

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Is Michael Douglas The New Face of Judaism?

Have we reached a tipping point on the issue of intermarriage? And is Michael Douglas the new face of Judaism? Douglas, who comes from an interfaith family, identifies with Judaism and is intermarried to Catherine Zeta-Jones, was just honored with the second annual Genesis Prize. As reported in The Jewish Week, “Genesis was founded by […]

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