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Failing to Address the Reality of Interfaith Marriage

Are interfaith families a priority for Jewish funding?

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Jewish Burial and Mourning Practice for Relatives Who Are Not Jewish

Professional view in which rabbi discusses the issues that may come up for interfaith families around death and dying and offers a Reform perspective on how to handle them.

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How Can We Enact Jewish Values?

We live in a world of infinite choices, from the most minute (the sheer volume of restaurants that will deliver dinner within an hour), to the most important (the multitude of ways, places and communities in which we can express our values and sense of identity). With whom do we spend our time? What kinds […]

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The Disgrace of a Nice Jewish Girl?

I am deeply distressed by the publication in Reform Judaism magazine of an article that undermines the Reform movement’s historic approach to welcoming and engaging interfaith families Jewishly. The article, titled The Disgrace of a Nice Jewish Girl, tells an admittedly sad story of a Jewish woman who divorced her husband who was not Jewish […]

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A Patrilineal Jew Mourns a Great Rabbi

Personal narrative from a Jew of patrilineal descent remembering her short but influential meeting with Rabbi Alexander Schindler, former President of the Reform Movement, in which Schindler made her feel loved, accepted, and respected?as a?Jew.

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