Encouraging People Who Choose Judaism

It’s not easy to choose Judaism–Jews should encourage people who do.

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Rabbi Is All Jewish, but Still Misses Christmas.com

Rabbi draws on her own life experiences in advocating for children of intermarriage to forge a fully Jewish identity that honors their non-Jewish parents’ cultural experience.

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A Letter to My Congregants

A congregational rabbi shared his letter to his congregation explaining his change in position on officiating at interfaith marriages.

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Why I Am a Unitarian

Personal narrative from a Jewish-Protestant interfaith couple who wanted to raise their children with some religion, and found the only reasonable compromise in the Unitarian church

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Can It Be Done? New Book Shows How Intermarriage Can Work

Review of Inside Intermarriage by Jim Keen, a longtime columnist for InterfaithFamily.com who writes about his experience as a Protestant man raising Jewish children with his Jewish wife.

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My Wife’s a Rabbi, My Mom’s a Minister and I’m OK

Personal narrative from the son of a Jewish dad and a Christian minister mom who was raised with both religions but eventually chose Judaism.

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Charting a New Course

We live in a world filled with hate. It seems as each new day dawns, we are reminded of this very concept. Charlottesville, Paris, London, France, Spain, the list continues to grow. Even my beloved alma mater, The Ohio State University, a college with a diverse student population of nearly 60,000 is not immune. Can […]

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And A Child Shall Nag Them Into It

The only one who can explain to my son what it means to be the child of a Soviet-born Jewish writer and a Harlem-raised African-American engineer the way that I want it explained, is me.

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Shared Values; Shared Holidays

Professional view from a rabbi about the basic tenets of the three major Fall Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.?

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Being Interfaith in the Face of Hatred

This post was written by my fiancé Zach Drescher, who is Jewish and whose work often intersects with issues important to the American Jewish community. ~~~ When you live in Washington, vacations can be a good opportunity to get away from the news cycle and conversations dominated by politics. While our trips home to plan […]

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