My grandmother was a force to be reckoned with. Smart as a whip and made up her own mind about everything. Incredibly independent considering she was married at 19 and never spent a night away from my grandfather in their 72 years together. She had a master’s degree. Traveled the world. Cared deeply about Judaism. […]
A mother-to-be struggles with whether or not to have her son circumcised.
A look at the bar/bat mitzvah ritual, with a contemporary spin.
Review of Common Prayers: Faith, Family, and a Christian’s Journey Through the Jewish Year by Harvey Cox, who is married to a Jewish womand and explores his relationship to Jewish tradition from a Christian approach.
Review of Bat Mitzvah: A Jewish Girl’s Coming of Age by Barbara Diamond Goldin (Puffin Books, 139 pp., $5.99) and Whose Bar/Bat Mitzvah Is This, Anyway? A Guide for Parents Through a Family Rite of Passage by Judith Davis, both
Review of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life, edited by Ronnie Friedland & Edmund Case, a book that highlights the experiences of interfaith families, including life-cycle events, conversion, and outreach.
Reprinted news article about Conservative and Reform rabbis’ willingness to recognize non-Jewish spouses of interfaith couples in synagogue and Jewish lifecycle events.