Advice for Assimilated Family Reunions

By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff Q: I am having a family reunion. Half of the youngest generation has married people of other backgrounds. How can I use this opportunity to educate the Jewish members of my family about their heritage? And also to help those who do not currently identify as Jewish to understand how important […]

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Wrestling with the Ethics of the Sochi Olympics

The following is reprinted with permission from MyJewishLearning.org. We thank them for their words on this year’s Olympics which we know is weighing heavily on our readers’ minds.  By Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz The more I read and learn about what has been happening in Russia, the more I am afraid for its citizens. The attention […]

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A Conversation with Susan Jacoby, Author of Half Jew: A Daughter’s Search for Her Family’s Buried Past

Review of Judith Bolton-Fasman’s Half Jew: A Daughter’s Search for Her Family’s Buried Past, examines Susan Jacoby’s question of Jewish identity in an interfaith family after she discovers that her father was Jewish.

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In a Russian Metropolis, Reform Community Turns Chabad

Reprinted news article about a progressive Jewish community in Russia which has recently broken ties with the World Union of Progressive Judaism and become affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Communities, a Chabad-Lubavitcher affiliate.

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