Harold Berman


From Intermarried Couple to Observant Jewish Family

By Harold Berman

Earlier this week, Gayle Redlingshafer Berman wrote about mourning the loss of a non-Jewish parent. Today we hear from Gayle’s co-author, her husband Harold Berman, the former Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. Gayle and Harold are the co-authors of “Doublelife: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope.” Their blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


Why a Rabbi Should Not Marry Outside the Faith

By Harold Berman

Why a Rabbi Should Not Marry Outside the Faith
Allowing rabbis to marry outside the faith would show inclusivity. But one rabbi explains why it’s important to protect the boundaries of Judaism — and what he did to prove it.Read More



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