This is Strength

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. […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Pass the Bris

A mother-to-be struggles with whether or not to have her son circumcised.

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A Bar and Bat Mitzvah Alternative

A look at the bar/bat mitzvah ritual, with a contemporary spin.

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An Intermarried Christian Divinity Professor Writes about Celebrating and Finding Meaning in the Jewish Holidays

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.

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On the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual: Two Books Explore Its Impact

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

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A How-To Book for Our Time Review of The Guide to Jewish Interfa

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.

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Rabbis Improve Outreach to Interfaith Families, Survey Finds

Reprinted news article about Conservative and Reform rabbis’ willingness to recognize non-Jewish spouses of interfaith couples in synagogue and Jewish lifecycle events. 

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