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Language Shapes Reality

Ed Case curates recent news around interfaith marriage and the language we use

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See Me for Who I Am

I am a lot of things in this diverse world. I am a female, a daughter, granddaughter, sister, fiancé, niece, friend, Catholic, dietitian, animal lover, coffee and chocolate enthusiast… in no particular order. While I identify as many different things, there are many things I am not and won’t try to be. As I continue […]

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Start by Dropping the ‘Non-Jew’

This article was cross-posted on HuffingtonPost.com. As the editorial director at an organization that works toward the inclusion of interfaith couples and families in Jewish life, I read and hear a lot of commentary on the future of Judaism and how interfaith families fit into it. Over and over I hear or read Jewish professionals […]

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Three Terms I Hope Not to Hear in the New Year

As the new year approaches, I’ve been thinking back over the past year—particularly about certain terms I’ve heard used in 2014 that bother me. Following are three terms I hope to hear less of in 2015. NON-JEW: While “non-Jew” is an easy short-hand term and it’s clear what it means, this term can be offensive. […]

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Living Well in the Extended Interfaith Family

Professional view including tips on the best way to create a welcoming Jewish environment for non-Jewish relatives.

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Bridget and Bernie Go to Shul

The personal narrative of a rabbi who campaigned that membership be granted to the non-Jewish spouse of an interfaith marriage at his traditional synagogue.

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Sojourners Among Us: Non-Jews in Jewish Life

The stories of a man and a woman who live Jewish lives but have not converted to the Judaism, along with other information about non-Jews in the synagogue.

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Will Christopher McNulty Feel “at Home” in a Jewish Religious School?

The director of a religious school discusses a child of interfaith parents attending a Jewish religious school and she shares her personal experiences.

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Till Death Do Us Part

Jewish mourning customs can help people weather grief, whether the person who died is Jewish or not.

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Purim and Interfaith Marriage

Professional view about the central meaning of the Purim story: Interfaith marriage can produce important allies who are not Jewish for Jewish communities.

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