Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
The question of how Conservative synagogues treat non-Jews cuts to the heart of a philosophical and practical debate within a movement struggling over its middle-of-the-road identity.
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By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
Exact numbers are hard to come by, but by some estimates half of Reform movement rabbinical students come from interfaith families — a sign, some argue, that children of mixed marriages need not be lost to the Jewish community.
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By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
In a new book, Susan Katz Miller argues that raising kids with knowledge of Judaism and Christianity is good not just for interfaith families, but the entire Jewish community. Many couples seem to be taking her advice.
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And Who Wants to Marry a Jew, Anyway?
By:
Daniel Krieger, JTA
Why have Jews had the highest rate of intermarriage in the United States over the past half century? A new book suggests some answers.
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While intermarried couples still face obstacles when it comes to finding their place in the Jewish community, the merger of a local and national group aims to create a clearer path.
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