Generations of women

What Does My Jewish Community Say About Women?

On Simchat Torah, Anna questions, “How do we celebrate women in the Jewish faith?”

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The First Hero

When I read Ruth’s story I think about how grateful I am for my dad and his commitment to my Jewish life and education

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Encouraging People Who Choose Judaism

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

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A Michigan Yankee in Israel’s Court

Personal narrative about a Protestant intermarried man’s growing understanding of his Jewish wife’s feelings of love, attachment, and responsibility toward Israel.

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Israel–Still a Sticky Subject in Interfaith Families Like Mine

Personal narrative of an intermarried Jewish woman describing her thoughts and emotions about Israel.

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Israel and Us

Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman describing her frustration at her?husband?s?cool attitude toward Israel, until their children all visited/moved there–now both share intense concern for the well-being of Israel and Israel

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Gratitude, Love and Life

Being stuck in a car for three hours with my mother, Adrian (my significant other) and our baby girl, Helen Rose, is just part of the beauty of Thanksgiving. I should note that being born and raised in Mexico, Adrian doesn’t know a lot about our American holiday, so I began by explaining that sitting […]

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Why Send Your Kid To Jewish Summer Camp? Because It Gets Him To Hebrew School

I recently discovered the secret to motivating my son to go to religious school. I stumbled upon it. Hours after Hebrew school last Tuesday while we were eating dinner, my son spilled the beans. “I had a really bad sinus headache at school this afternoon and felt crummy. I almost went to Nurse Julie to […]

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Judaism Without Walls

By Jared David Berezin Why am I an unaffiliated Jew? In many ways, I should want to join a congregation. I’m in my early 30s. I’ve had a bar mitzvah. I’ve traveled to Israel. I enjoy celebrating Jewish holidays, including Shabbat. Passover is my favorite time of the year, and my wife and I love hosting […]

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The End of One LGBT Journey is the Beginning of Another

By Gretchen Rachel Hammond Throughout my life, I was a person in search of a religion to call my own. Born in the United Kingdom to a non-practicing Hindu father and a non-practicing Church of England mother, I never received any kind of religious upbringing beyond weddings and the hymns I was forced to sing in […]

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