Rabbi Marc Rubenstein officiates a wedding

Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all

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Will My Husband Understand The Annex?

By Madeleine Deliee Shortly after the election last November, a friend sent me a real estate listing. It was for a private island in Scotland, including several buildings, its own postage stamp and infrastructure. I started breaking down costs, much to my husband’s bewilderment. He didn’t understand. But when I talked to my mother about it, […]

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Make the Most of this Valentine’s Day

I have not posted here in a little while. In part, because the business of life has caught up with me, and, in part, because in the midst of huge changes in this country, inspiration is not coming as quickly. But I can’t miss a chance to embrace this Valentine’s Day.   You may call […]

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Who Gets to Criticize Your Religion?

I remember the day I introduced our kids to The Prince of Egypt.  I loved this movie, and I was excited to be sharing it with them. Then my partner entered the living room: “How can we teach our kids these stories?!” The slavery, the plagues, and worse, God as a killer of babies. Suddenly, […]

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Welcoming a Non-Jewish Person into the Family

Professional advice from a rabbi about how families are constantly changing, and the introduction of a non-Jewish family member should be seen as an opportunity to learn more about  Jewish tradition in order to answer his/her questions.

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Interfaith Holidays at the Office

Personal narrative about an interfaith friendship where each partner taught the other why their holiday–Christmas or Hanukkah–was uniqe and important, and both learned to sympathize with the other’s December stresses and joys.

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Looking for Answers

Personal narrative about a Jewish woman and her love of a non-Jewish man who broke up with her because he said “I can’t tell my family that I love a Jewish woman”. 

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Jewish Holidays 101: A Book about the Jewish Holidays

Review of Jewish Holidays: A Brief Introduction for Christians, a book that teaches non-Jews the whats, hows and whys of Jewish holidays.

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The Passion: Learning from Interfaith Families

Review of Mel Gibson?s The Passion of the?Christ, and an exploration about how the relationships between partners in an interfaith marriage can serve as the model for the larger relationship and understanding between Christians and Jews.<

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