Rabbi Mychal Copeland served as director of IFF/Bay Area until June, 2017 and is now the rabbi at Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco. When I met my first girlfriend at 22 years old, I fell head over heels. My mind was swirling for at least a year—processing how this person would change my life, when and […]
Is it the spirit of the law or the letter of the law that counts the most? “Your kids aren’t Jewish because your wife is not Jewish,” my friend said to me over coffee recently. I laughed so hard that my coffee spilled. “What’s so funny?” she asked. “I know that you totally did not […]
When one mother in an interfaith, lesbian couple is Jewish, should Judaism’s matrilineal descent be taken for granted?
Profile on?Sarah Hughes, an Olympic figure skater who was not reported as a Jew until well after the Olympic games. The author also explores how the media determines who is Jewish and who is not.
Book review of Let’s Talk about it: A Book of Support and Guidence for Families Experiencing Intermarriage and for Synagogue Leadership, describing the Conservative movement’s stance and thoughts on intermarriage and interfaith families&
Scholarly article that argues thereâs no rational basis for matrilineal descent, even in the Torah.